Umnenge Lodge & Charters
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Gansbaai, pronounced Hans-buy but you gotta do the throaty "H".
Woke up at 3:00am, blahhhh. Only time in our life together that Grumpy has willingly got out of bed that early for anything other than our babies (even that might be a stretch). He was excited!!!
Loaded and on the road by 3:30. Stop for coffee that must have been made the day before, mmm. Driving through mountains in the dark, no idea where we are or where we are going and depending on a ...
... another side eye.
In the end, Therese does not actually hate me, nor was she that upset with me. I pushed her out of her comfort zone and have ruined her love of orange juice. Had she had a Dramamine, perhaps the trip would have gone a bit smoother. However, she is currently enjoying her new found appreciation for life.
Later that night, Therese asks if we can go on a horseback wine tasting tour. I say no, horses are scary and unpredictable. Another side eye is given. ...
... who I now know is famous in the shark world and is on TV all the time, and does the bog Shark Week every year.
There were about 20 of of us on the boat and the cage that was going to fit 8 of us in at a time was on the back and I could help but stare at it thinking am I really going to get inside this thing with sharks around?! But anyway we got to where the Captain wanted us to stop and the first thing we were all shocked by was the gigantic ...
... the video that the on-board videographer (from Silver Spring, Maryland!) had created during the trip, and it was really cool to relive the experience and see again just how mighty great white sharks are. Though shark cage diving is somewhat controversial, it was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime adventure that I am so glad we did, and well worth the trip to tiny Gansbaai. Plus we got to see a whale from land, too, completing our Gansbaai Big Two experience.
Cat Tally: ...
... lurch forward out to sea until we hit a massive wave and the whole boat was airborne and crashed back down with an almighty bang. We were loving it, but other passengers were screaming and I saw Ken on his radio. He then made the inevitable announcement that it was too rough and he would have to abort the trip and give us all a full refund. Gutted, but it was probably a sensible decision. Back in the harbour Jackie and I raced to be one of the 1st ...