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Monday, March 14, 2011

Makes Me Happy Monday

Hello Happy Monday to you.

Last week Ian and I had a few days down south.  We were both so happy to get away for a short break.We stayed in Busselton and travelled around. Just so relaxing going from place to place not really worrying which direction we were taking.

The highlight of our trip was a trip to the Underwater Observatory and Jetty Train.

Here is the train we went out on. The train goes out every hour. You can walk out on foot too but as we had booked a tour in the Observatory we decided to get the whole package. The jetty has recently been done up.

In the Observatory it was like being inside a fishbowl with us being inside and the fish outside the bowl. The guide explained about the sea life as we went down the Observatory. At the top level you look out the window to see where the waves are and she explained where the high and low tide mark are. As we went down each level we got to see the most amazing sea life. It was so peaceful looking out into the ocean , I know I was very relaxed in there. Maybe it was watching the world go by at seabed level.

This picture shows all the coral growing on the jetty pylons, there might even be some fish in there.

Fish came so close you could just about touch them. The guide turned on the sound and we could hear a ticking noise. This was some sort of sea creature that was only a few centimetres big that was making a noise.

This shot is just below the waters surface. The amount of fish was just amazing from small  to bigger fish. Ian and both agreed it was a great experience and I would certainly recommend visiting the Observatory.
Other things that have made me Happy during our stay away were:

Chocolate tasting, Fudge Tasting,Cheese Tasting, Eating Yummy food,Walking, Window Shopping and generally have a all round great time. Oh and finding a beautiful cross stitch shop on the drive home.

I hope you have a Happy Monday.
Bev C

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Sounds like lots of fun was had, what kind of creature made that clicking noise? A fish or a jellyfish kind of thing? I'm intrigued something so little can make such a loud noise, but then again maybe not my little girl can sure make herself heard when she wants to be Lol Thanks for sharing the pics!

Rochelle said...

This observatory looks entirely fascinating. I think I may have to add it to my list of places to visit.
Thanks for sharing it with us :-)

Tarnyia said...

Sounds like you and Ian had an amazing time away... funny I saw the ad today for the ''Busselton Jetty'' this morning xxx

Simone de Klerk said...

It looks like you had a lovely time in many different ways!!!

Maria said...

Looks like a great Get Away for you both. We have not gone down South for years. Must do it again soon. Love to go to both places.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sounds like you had a nice break. Lovely photos.Hope we get to the west one day.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

good interesting post bev about what's under the water...i like your tasting...dzintra

teresa said...

What a great day! My Mum has been to Busselton and sent postcards back.. it is so beautiful there and that Jetty!!!! The observatory looks amazing. Sounds and looks like the best day. Glad you got a chance to get away and enjoy xx

Melody said...

ow wonderful. I'll have to find out if Sam knows about this little train.

Mitzi Curi said...

Fascinating and beautiful undersea pictures! It's so amazing there's a whole world under the sea, that for the most part we never think about. Glad you had a lovely time!

Roseanne said...

Sound like you had a great time away. I just love that train.

Mylene said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Hope you have a good start of the week.

Notjustnat said...

What a fun trip you two took. The observatory looks interesting. Busselton is on our wish list to visit one day - Hugs Nat

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev, Wow, the Underwater Observatory is fantastic looking. Lovely color fish and corals. What a great get away place. Thanks for sharing all the pics. Hugs Judy

Terriaw said...

What a cool trip! I love the photos you shared with us.

Cheryll said...

We were at Bussleton this time last year & the jetty was still under repair. Nice visit thru your pic's.. so ThAnKs! :)