Birkenhead House & Villa
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... the testicles) but the sightings still seemed to be an unexplained series of lumps and bumps with a blowhole attached.
Having survived the sharks with only a couple of minor underwear accidents, and having enjoyed the whales, DH was somewhat disappointed to see our wildlife encounters in southern Africa winding down (although we are likely to pass on any future pigeon safari opportunities), but it was time for another big city. We're off to Cape Town with a quick stop in wine country. ...
... solely for the purpose of Shark Cage Diving. After a 20 minutes high speed drive, we stopped. Started waiting. Changed to wetsuits – WETSUIT UP BABY! (what reference is that? (Including Season/Episode number or Title) The first answer gets a price :P). Cage into the water. Fish-oil into the water (to attract sharks). And waiting.
I was talking to Nichola, one of the shark guys, about why do Sharks go to where the ...
... ocean, rocks, harbour, whale museum and tourist spots. We were lucky enough to watch a whale which I thought we were too late for as the season finishes in November. A Xhosa man started talking to us in Afrikaans explaining the whale. He was a very interesting man who was born in the Transkei and has travelled around. I was amazed at how much Afrikaans I understand but not that great at speaking ...
... with me shark-cage diving, although I do not think she would have actually joined me in the cage because she has a large brain and is very smart. But the seas were pretty rough and it was cold outside, and the shark trip was supposed to last about 6 hours, so I was kind of secretly relieved when we decided to forego the lunacy and go whale watching. Looking back though, I do regret ...
... t be able to Shark Dive on Sunday but thank goodness I was fine yesterday. Fingers crossed that that never happens again. I am drinking SO much water now and being more careful in the sun.
So...Shark Time. Tom, Mike, Michael, Anzel, Lindsay and I all set off from the house at 7.45am on Sunday morning and got a taxi into Cape Town where we were met by the White Shark Company who drove us two hours to Gannsbaii. On the way there I suddenly realised that ...