Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
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... go with the crashing waves ones.
The drive back to Cape Town was...you guessed it...via the scenic route on Clarence Drive. It was a route with truly magnificent views of the deep blue False Bay watched over by the Hottentot Mountains. We stopped for photographs at a spot that George said was one of his favourites; we continued to keep our eyes peeled but whales weren't to be. We'll just need to come back.
There was one more unscheduled stop at the ...
... the boat and no breathing apparatus is required- you grip a handle until a spotter gives you the order to hold your breath, push yourself under, and get face-to-face with a shark. We tried all of the local shark 'diving' companies but they all do pretty much the same thing- apparently in this area scuba is pointless because the visibility is poor even at shallow depths and surface lures like chum, and fish heads on a rope are needed to ensure sightings. "Bobbing For Sharks" ...
... and pip colour. All of this information is entered into a computer system and sent to the farm manager with recommendations so that they can make an informed decision of when to harvest. Samples are also sent to an external laboratory who carry out the same tests with more accurate equipment to give the farm managers as much information as possible. Sometimes internal QC will think that the fruit is mature enough to be harvested while the external lab thinks it ...
... walked around the bay and found whales close to shore attracting a large number of spectators. Ps apologies for pictures but IPAD not so good for this sort of thing. Moving on to Knysna tomorrow, just a five hour drive down the garden route. Debating whose IPOD to use in the car, mine only sees to play Rod Stewart and Gilbert's seems to have a lot The Guardian and Five Live Pod casts..........interspersed with music ...
... swim by the cage. After that it was the next groups turn so I went up top to the viewing deck for a nice view of the sharks and some of them went after the bait line this time. After that group went it was time for me to get back in and see some more sharks. This time one of the sharks bite the bait line and swim right to the cage (see the first video) hitting the cage with its fin inside the view port and its mouth right next to mine. Its fine brushed along ...