We decided Saturdays will be our “adventure day,” our day to take trips and get away from base for a while. For our first adventure day, budding marine biologist Tim decided we would go to Churaumi Aquarium for the second time. It’s about an hour and a half drive to the north side of the island, but totally worth it. It’s the second largest aquarium in the world, right behind Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. It’s also one of very few aquariums in the world with whale sharks.
…you sure you want to see this?
Remember in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy and Marion were trapped in that underground chamber with a million snakes everywhere? That’s pretty much how I felt*. Once I saw one of these monsters, I started seeing them EVERYWHERE. Everywhere I looked there was an even bigger one. As I am prone to exaggeration when it comes to spiders, I will say that Tim estimates these guys as being between 8 and 12 inches in diameter.
At least our first adventure day lived up to its name.
*Those of you privy to the Giant Spider In The Casserole Dish Incident of 2010 might have an inkling of what a nightmare this was.