Dublin Day Two began with an extremely early start followed by a hearty full Irish breakfast, cereal, toast, continental foods, fresh fruit, milk, orange and pink grapefruit juice.
The coach left at 8.00am for the centre of Dublin for a very different tour of the city. The tour consisted of four DUCKW vehicles which were made in America 73 years ago for assistance in the D Day landings on the Normandy beaches during World War Two. The tour consisted of a very witty Viking guide who informed the children about the interesting facts and historical events about Dublin and then continued the tour down a jetty into the Grand Canal Basin and completed the tour on land while the children growled as Vikings to surprised passing Celts!!. The amphibious experience was just unreal! Emma had the most amazing opportunity to steer the vehicle on the water after singing "Grease is the Word!"
After a picnic lunch and tour of Phoenix Park, the amazing and modernised Dublin Zoo was our next port of call. With an incredibly knowledgeable zoo guide, the animals of Africa in their "natural habitats" were explored and enjoyed. Zebras, giraffes, elephants , the great apes, monkeys, tigers and lions, to name but a few, roamed in relative freedom in vast areas of land. The Pink Flamingos were built an aviary to enable them to fly without flying away and also to protect their eggs from the thieving otters!
The evening meal was another homemade success with a choice between fresh salmon, bolognaise and cheeseburger, followed by a selection of desserts.
The bowling was a lot of fun ... noisy but enjoyable and the children clearly were entertained by the experience of the third and final activity of the day!
As I type the corridors are once again silent as your cherubs recharge their batteries for Dublin Day Three!!
Enjoy the Photographs!