The sea is emotion incarnate.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.

 Christopher Paolini, Eragon

During our recent side excursion to Seattle while visiting Portland, Kiddo and I hit up the Seattle Aquarium. I've never met an aquarium I didn't like, honestly, as practicality barely won out over a career in marine biology. But my heart never fails to go pitter-patter when I'm around citizens of the ocean.

It is a great aquarium, and what we thought would be a 90 minute visit blossomed into a solid three hour adventure. We couldn't get enough. I became obsessed with the touch pools brimming with urchins, anemones, and starfish. Kiddo took dozens upon dozens of photos of the otters, seals and sea lions. He sat and watched the seals for a solid half hour, totally immersed in their world. He became quite the little shutterbug during the course of our visit, and some of our best photos are courtesy of his keen eye. Going through all of them once we got home was a joy.

Photo courtesy of Kiddo (and my personal favorite).
Gosh I think puffins are cool.
Photo courtesy of Kiddo. He's going through a snail phase. Obsessed with them.
Photo courtesy of Kiddo. This little guy reminded him of Spock. There is something decidedly Vulcan about him.
Kiddo. Again. He was on fire, I tell you.

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