Our grandchildren were on holiday and we took them to the Two Oceans Aquarium at Cape Town’s Waterfront. Milling around with lots of other kids at 15h00 we had the good fortune to be at the tank side amphitheater to watch the feeding of rays and sea turtles. Feeding the sea turtles involved a bit of acrobatics on the part of the divers and the application of psychological conditioning apparatuses – to avoid crowding different turtles have over the months been trained to respond to particularly patterned “paddles” – a plain green one for the smaller and a black and white checkered paddle for the big turtles.
And finally – the Nemo tank.
Within all the milling about of kids and their moms and dads and ourselves as grandparents we had a good time of awe and wonder about a world we know so little about, in fact, are truly ignorant of, we think.
Much love to all, especially Max, Ike and Cuma!
Betty’s Bay, Friday April 8, 2011
Colleen & Walter