We were definitely beginning to feel all the excercise we’d had over the last few days as we made our way around the Zoo, traversing windy paths, hills and valleys. But there was just so much to see! So many animals!
The San Diego Zoo had put amazing efforts into trying to reproduce the animals natural environments. For the elephants they had created large tree-like structures. Their bases could be used as scratching posts, held food, warmed up to act as heaters on cold days, while the canopy above provided shade from the sun and held a mister to simulate rain. On top, an Acacia bush grew that was expected to fill out and cover the canopy in 15-20 years.
Seriously dragging our feet at this time we made our way to the nearby San Diego Natural History Museum. To give our legs some relief we started by watching a 3D movie about the centre of the Earth. Martin caught up on some sleep while I struggled to stay awake.
The most fascinating displays at the Museum was that of gemstones ad crystals; amazing colours, amazing formations…
On leaving the Museum we again found ourselves under the hot San Diego sun. Even the crazies we encountered on the bus trip back to the hotel couldn’t diminish the amazing memories we had so far created. We had both fallen in love with San Diego. A beautiful city with so many attractions and things to do, and need I say, gorgeous, gorgeous weather! It was sad to be leaving, but tomorrow…tomorrow we were to board the ms Zaandam where a new adventure awaited us…at sea!