A hairy, toothy, flippery day out
The last Friday of the holidays was Zoo Day. Arty, Hugo, Harry and I went to Melbourne Zoo, taking trains there, and tram and trains back.
We started off enthusiastically drawing nearly every animal.
But we soon realised that there was a long Animal Agenda (democratically decided by the boys) and we’d never get through it if we drew everything.
On the map, we circled the MUST SEEs, and dot circled the MAYBE MUST SEEs.
Luckily Arty had his old hand-me-down digital camera which was quicker to use than a sketchpad.
The sociable Pygmy Hippo put on an excellent show of making underwater faces through the glass at everyone.
Unfortunately, we weren’t quick enough to get to the reptile house and platypus house before they closed. But we made it out the gates before we were locked in for the night.
So most of the drawing was done on the train on the way home. And why not?