Getting out and about
24.09.2013 28 °C
After breakfast we quickly got ready and took the bus over to Hamilton. We took in views of the south shore beaches so it made for an enjoyable journey. Once at the bus depot we caught another bus over to Flatts village. We had a great time at the Aquarium easily spending a couple of hours looking at the well laid out exhibits and animals. The location over Harrington Sound really is super and we were lucky as the sun never stopped shining.
We then caught a bus to an island tradition - The Swizzle Inn. Dad and Grant both had fish sandwiches and I had a veggie burger. The size of the dishes when they arrived meant that dinner was definitely out that evening. Thank goodness we never ordered a starter!
The food was tasty and somehow we kept just a little bit of space to enjoy an ice-cream over the road at Bailey's ice-cream shop. Dad ordered a very tasty rum and raisin child's portion tub and Grant and I shared a coconut flavour tub.....yum!
We caught a bus back to Hamilton and had a quick look at he shops and then we caught the 4:10pm commuter ferry back to Watford Bridge.
We relaxed for a couple of hours and then Grant gave Dad a lift to the Naval Dockyard on the scooter. It was the first time in nearly 60 years that Dad had been on a motorbike so we were a little anxious. As it happened Dad was actually looking forward to reliving the memories and loved the journey there. Grant then came back for me and we rode together to meet Dad at the dockyard.
The dockyard was really quiet and we went to the Frog and Onion again and ordered some drinks and a plate of nachos to share. Grant took it in turns to drop us off on the way back and we all enjoyed a nightcap of Bailey's in front of the TV.