I explained the saying 'making a rod for your own back' to Romy at this stage.
The boys took my advice and kept on moving. Romy provided encouragement from the rear.
But we did eventually make it to the very top of the hill, where there is a lovely Amphibian and Reptile Sanctuary just outside the entrance to La Mota. Seemed a nice thing to visit on a sunny Sunday morning.
|Abandoned turtles and terrapins|
|Darwin and the crow - who lives with the iguanas|
|A selection of abandoned iguanas - seem happy enough now.|
|Hands on - a bearded dragon|
|Always my favourites - I do so like chameleons and this one posed beautifully for me|
|Here's a tasty mealworm|
|*Thinks* - I'll have that|
We can now officially report that the sanctuary is a wonderful place, in a superb setting at the edges of the castle itself. And it's free entrance and a charming and informative girl showed us around and talked to me whilst the children wandered around independently ( - as is their wont.) It has tanks with crocodiles, big snakes and lizards; it has ponds with frogs, smaller water snakes and fish and a lovely waterfall and views over the town below.
|Managed to catch this stunning dragonfly..|
|Static frogs are easier to snap|
In the end, I had to drag the children (AND Darwin) away as closing time approached. Ruy wants to work there. I don't blame him.
We will visit again - because it's there!