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The Olympics next summer, getting in the spirit already, thinking hard about records, performances and personal bests.Set one such this morning, a fastest-ever time, albeit one that's not something to celebrate.
The G picked our morning activity, the local aquarium, not enormous but still, with its eclectic collection of sea life from near and far, an attraction that ought to be able to keep us occupied almost until lunchtime.
It didn't, of course. Nowhere near, in fact.
The aquarium opens at 10am. We arrived at 10.05am. We left at 10.18am.
It ought to be pointed out that our time inside included five minutes sitting inside a Peppa Pig car ride, that despite having no 50p pieces to make it move.
It might have been a PB, but it couldn't be considered a success.
So out on the streets after our 13-minute mini-visit, not yet 10.20am, most of the morning still to be filled.
Leaving the aquarium behind, we retired to the beach across the road, a bright morning, the tide out, conditions perfect.
Impromptu and unplanned, no equipment, towels or toys, The B and The G soon set about making their own entertainment.
Paddling in pants and tee-shirts, being in the ocean much more fun than looking and learning about it.
That is, until The B trod on a crab and The G tripped and fell face down in the sea.
Time then for home, but at least we'd made it through to lunch.
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