First day of this and after numbering all the ideas and throwing them into a number generator, we have number 39 which is “favourite birthday”.
This probably has to be my 16th birthday where we all went to Chessinton world of adventures and I was able to bring a friend with me. The day was really hot and so much fun.
Things I learned that day. One I really didn’t like the samurai ride. Going G force 10 is something no person should ever experience unless they are going out of space. It hurts and its not that pleasent.
Never wear all black in the hottest spring on record. This made me have to buy a ramasies revenge tank top which brings me to my next point.
Don’t wear a tank top going on rides that will put your boobs put of place. My tits fell out of my top at 100 foot in the air. Luckily they got thrown back in my top going round again, but when you are strapped in, there isn’t much you can do about it.
Finally I learned nearly 13 years later never to trust my mum. Some fucker had told chessington that it was my birthday so we had to deal with ramasies revenge backwards (just after my tits had fallen out) and I HATE BACKWARDS RIDES. For years my mum had blamed it on my friend only to tell me a couple of years ago that it was her. Cheers fam.
On Good Friday Kai and I decided to go to Brighton sea life centre. Now for starters I will tell you this. If you are grabbing the train with someone else, at most train stations you can get a 2 for 1 booklet on places to visit in Brighton. Grab that shit, because its going to save you a few quid. Fill out the back pull out vouchers and appreciate the fact you are going in half price.
We paid £4 each extra so we could go round the backstage tour. There is a boat ride you can go on but we decided against it.
So what can I tell you about the place? Well its got fish. And lots of them. Ok for real though, its pretty big. You have the main areas and you go round to eventually getting to the underwater glass tunnel that has both sharks and the oldest turtles in captivity. For quiz knowledge they are 78.
The backstage tour is awesome, we had a wonderful person who did it. I got to touch Paraná teeth as well as sharks skin. The only downside of the backstage tour was that I couldn’t focus, because the certain person who did the tour was also someone I’ve met at a club with Kai before, drunk, and we spent the whole time trying to work out if we had seen them naked.
So what about the rest of it? Honestly I enjoy going there, but on the easter holidays I get really stressed out about how busy it gets and how loud people are, so I didn’t enjoy it as much. Saying that, honestly the place is fucking beautiful and I recommend people to go and visit it. The building itself is really pretty inside, you get to touch some starfish and a crab and the amount of sea creatures and rainforest animals that are there, is amazing. The animals are really well looked after and some of these animals are on the critical watch list, so I urge people to see them.
Thank you for reading this. Have you been to a sea life center ? How did you find it? Have some stories, please share in the comments. All images and more are on my instagram, feel free to follow me at @tylercharlesausten