Nausicaa Sealife Centre
A stroll back through the cobbled streets of the old town centre took us down to the seafront and to the home of the biggest aquarium in Europe. There, we gaped at all kinds of incredible sea creatures: jellyfish with three-foot-long stings; huge shoals of bright yellow fish, swimming behind a 20 metre-long, 5 metre-high wall of glass; California sea lions getting their teeth brushed; twelve different types of shark, lazily slicing through the water above our heads; orange and white clown fish, rubbing shoulders with glittering blue tang (AKA Dory); a huge manta ray gliding around regally, yet really only a baby at two years old – they can live for forty years and reach sizes of up to 8 metres; and even a friendly scuba diver, who fist-bumped us through the glass!
Opal Bowling, Boulogne
A flit back to the hotel for, quite frankly, gigantic portions of spag bol, refuelled the troops, ready for a night’s ten pin bowling. This outfit was on the small size, with only six lanes, so we occupied the whole bowling alley, which made for a very enjoyable evening. Special mention goes to our joint high-scorers, Thomas and Louisa, who scored 140 and 139 points respectively.
The corridors are silent now, so hopefully, everyone will wake refreshed in the morning, ready for another day’s excitement.