Sea to Sky
20th Jun 2012
Day 4 - The Zoo
Wake at 7:30, decide it's not a good idea to get up yet & snooze till 8:30, practically mid day. The children are already up but there's not so much as a croissant or pot of coffee on offer! Russel up cereal, croissants & madeleines which we all enjoy on the terrace. It's the zoo for us today so get our little butts in gear & out, it's going to be scorchio today, 31C. All loaded in the car & off we go, 5 min later we're at the zoo. Bit of a faff with the car park machine but once in it's pretty empty, but while we're queuing for tickets two busses full of school children turn up. See the cheetah, meerkats, asorted primates, go pet the goats, get stalked by a peacock (Jo thinks he's trying to impres her), see a turkey with the biggest waddle ever & some flamigos. Stop at the gift shop, Rach does well as the kids pick out a toy for €1 each, Jo gets something for Oliver & we both get a picture of all of us. It's getting hot now so decide to head home.
Drop the kids off at the apartment while Jo & I head off to the supermarket. Discover that we can connect i products to the Beamer through a handy little USB connection, which saves us from the incesent disco on Spanish radio. Have a very efficient shop, discover loads of things we couldn't find on Monday when it was mad busy. Unfortunately there isn't a pharmacy in the store so head into Estapona. Find an underground car park with a very tight entry indeed, then find a chemist, have to ask for ear clearer, which they have, excellent. Next stop fags €45 for a carton, very good, bag some postcards too. Have a walk along the promenade on the way back, nice little area, nice beach too. Lots of restaurants & cafes, the later tempts us in where the local proprietor tells us to sit down mate, someone will be over in a minute. Sit we do & enjoy the warm afternoon from the shade while scoffing a toasty & quaffing a beer. Back home, quick unpack, slaver of sun screen & down to join the family by the pool. Jo & Rach soak up some rays in the loungers while I jump in wih the munchers. They both show off their swimming, we spash & play, they seem to like Shaun the friendly shark better than the hungry shark :). 6 o/c the grown ups call us in & we all dutifully get out, dried & upstairs for our shower. Suitably cleansed, I fire up the barbie for another al fresco dining extravaganza.
After dinner, Rach settles the munchers down & falls asleep in the process. Jo & I enojy some quiet time before it's time for us all to have our bed time cup of tea.
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