Fish and Discos

31 05 2011

Now for the next instalment in my series about Bournemouth!

YAY!

I appreciate you do not have the same enthusiasm about this as I do, but never mind.

On Thursday we went to Durlston Country Park. A ranger person talked to us about ecosystems and adaptation whatever that is, and showed us footage of
Guillemots in a nearby cave .  We then played a game a bit like Marco Polo about echolocation.

“Dolphin.”

“Fish.”

“Dolphin.”

“Fish.”

We then went on a walk around the grounds, and I took some great pictures.

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We had lunch and then went to the Oceanarium. Firstly, we saw a multicoloured stingray being fed. Well, everyone else did. I was too busy trying to identify other creatures in the tank.  Then we went in this tank which was full of marine life: sharks, bannerfish, stingrays and more! I learnt that Black-Tipped Reef Sharks constantly kept moving so they could breathe. They don’t stop, they switch half of their brain off at a time! After that, we watched turtles being fed carrots and lettuce. We had a walk around and saw many things including baby lizards. I love fish.

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Then we had a disco. It was amazing, all the flashing lights and stuff. Here’s a video I took of it.

http://www.viddler.com/player/94d7398e/





100 Word Challenge: The Gargantuan Tarantula

9 05 2011

Hi there!

Recently, I’ve entered this competition called the 100 Word Challenge – link here – and here is my entry for 100WC Week #9.

The colossal mechanical arachnid scuttled across the city, annihilating everything in it’s path. People screamed as debris was scattered everywhere.

Meanwhile, far away, the evil scientist – Professor Spyder – cackled evilly as his creation pulverized the city. He turned back to the screen.

Many green tanks were approaching the metallic monster, as well as a couple of helicopters. Compact shells were fired at the enormous beast, exploding on impact. Balls of fire surrounded the tarantula.

BOOM!

The gigantic tarantula exploded into thousands of pieces. Gnarled metal fell to the road. The army celebrated, whilst the professor cried in despair.

I hope you enjoyed that. Bye!

This is what I had to base this story on.





Doctor Who

8 05 2011

Hello. Doctor Who’s been on for the past three weeks. I’m a HUGE Doctor Who nerd as mentioned here, and really enjoyed the first two stories.

I think the monsters were really scary! They were ridiculously scary, even. If you didn’t see them, they look like this:

I think they’re really creepy and dangerous as the millisecond you look away, you forget they’re there. You could spend your whole life looking over your shoulder for them. Freaks me out.

Anyway, Episode three was about pirates. The Doctor & Co. landed on a 17th century pirate ship cursed by a Siren, which was green when it was calm, but red when it was angry.

Spot the difference? What the Siren did was leave a black spot on the other mens’ hands if they were injured, even in the slightest way, e.g., a prick on their hands. This was because she was a virtual doctor, but the ship she was looking after had no crew; they were all dead, from the common cold like in War of the Worlds. She needed people to look after, so by leaving the black spot on the mens’ hands she would know which ones to take to the sick bay. I’m not very good at explaining this, read about it here and here.

I’m looking forward to the next episode: The Doctor’s Wife. It looks really spooky.





The Elusive Red Squirrel

6 05 2011

Otherwise known as ‘What I did at Bournemouth on Wednesday’.

Firstly, I went to Brownsea Island, home of the red squirrels (hence the title), where I went on a nature walk. Firstly, we saw a couple of peacocks and then visited a hide to watch seagulls. There were loads of them, flying around and cawing. The seagulls, not the peacocks.

Continuing our nature walk, we saw a nice lizard, which blended in with the log so nicely that some people didn’t notice it, and a grass snake. Well, I didn’t see a grass snake, but they said I missed it by about a second. That’s really unfair, I love reptiles.

Then we saw a Red Squirrel!A red squirrel on Brownsea Island

It was feeding on a platform, so I tried to capture it with my camera, but failed. Kind of. I got him/her, but the zoom on my camera is a pest, and I got a black blob instead. Never mind.

Then I visited Corfe castle. The highlight was probably seeing where the medieval toilets were. Part of the wall had eroded where the urine had hit it. I listen to stupid things like that, ignoring all the boring history stuff. Go me.

Then it was back to the beach to watch everyone else but me play beach rugby.

Link to Photopeach:

http://photopeach.com/public/swf/spiral.swf





Something Strange

6 05 2011

Sorry to bother you, just wanted to show you this photo I took in a school that I visited.

Why are they doing SATs in the toilets?!