The first leg of the trip was spent in Devonport and Ulverstone. The weather may not have started out so great but it will still comfortable to walk along the beach and do some beach combing. We spent a fantastic afternoon at the Imaginarium Science Centre:
We u arrive they set u a challenge....through a series of clues found in each of these interactive exhibits u get to solve a mystery.......who wrote the journal that was found in the sea chest that drifted to the museum.......it was sooooooooo much fun and some were quite quick and simple, whilst others proved to be a bit bigger challenge.........but u learn so much and we solved it first try!!!! There were plenty of other exhibits to "play" with as well..........the kids had to drag the adults out of there lol!!!
Next we headed off to Stanley, a gorgeous little seaside town with a very impressive vista:
I must admit that im almost 40, lived here all my life, and this was the first time i have every seen "The Nut". The beautiful little town lays at the base and everywhere u look u see this impressive formation. We spent our time browsing the local shops.....there was this most devine chocolate shop (we went there twice!!! lol), some antique and craft shops and then we headed down to the seaport to visit the SeaAquarium:
They have these tanks set up, so brillantly, with all kinds of fish, shellfish, sharks and giant crabs. There was a "hands on" rock pool where u could handle the hermit crabs etc. We headed out to Smithton (about as Northwest as u can get) and then slowly made our way back along the coast, stopping along the way to enjoy the views:
U could see for miles in either direction, all so peaceful and beautiful.
And no the lighthouse wasnt on a lean......thats my artsy shot lol
On a quilty note.........with the sheer relaxation, the great experience and the wonderful company, shopping wasnt "high" on my list but this morning at the Penguin Market i picked up a few bits for the stash:
I really, really want to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post with regards to the Log Cabin quilt top. I may not get to answer them all personally so please know i appreciated everyones lovely comments and emails. I am very very pleased with it and its so wonderful that u all share in that!!!!