Anyway, once we'd filled in the forms and collected our cards we got to the entrance, which told us to wait and be patient. We waited (impatiently; you can't tell me how to feel) and once the door swung open in we went, only to be greeted by possibly the most unlikely article ever to grace an aquarium.
I don't mean to disparage our host city, but only a place as land-locked as this one would think that a plastic cow would be the appropriate sideboard decoration in a fisherman's cottage. What you can't see is that it's about a foot tall.
The first exhibit is a reconstructed snapshot of our local river.
Perhaps they took their accuracy bried a couple of steps too far. There's valuable Pfand in those bottles.
So many awesome fis...... wait, what's that over there?
A surprising number of the exhibits are open, which has both good and bad points.
This is the good: at the bottom of this tub is a living starfish, gently stroked by a well-trained toddler.
The downside? She didn't understand why she couldn't touch everything from this point on.
A sea turtle. This bit here salvaged the day for
And this rather inexplicable wooden horse.
So there you have it: lots of fish, some bizarre decoration and no flash photography (hence the fuzzies; don't judge). Tomorrow is bringing a very special surprise, but you won't find out what the surprise is until Tuesday, because it won't happen until after the toddler is (hopefully) fast asleep.