Birkenhead House & Villa
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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... in the river, but we never saw anything untoward!!
After about an hour and a half downriver, the driver pulled into the rushes and lit the bbq, before long we were enjoying steak marinated in soy, worcester sauce, apple cider vinegar and olive oil, chicken with cherries and bacon and fresh bread which was heavenly and then JT, Hannes, Sam and Stefan all jumped into the river for a swim despite the rumours mentioned ...
... this was a little over the top and if he was too scared to shark dive he should have just said so. It was a great experience being in a cage with huge sharks swimming past and not as scary as I envisaged…. just freezing! The ocean is colder in summer than winter here due to Antartic melt water. The water was a bit murky so you got much better views of the great whites from up on deck… that is if you ...
... prepped for the cage dive- wetsuits and safety. I'm so thankful that Lisa brought sea sickness pills for us as the sea was so choppy and anyone who hadn't taken them was incredibly ill. We only needed to go about 5 kilometres out to sea to find the sharks and after struggling to put on the wetsuits, myself mel and Lisa were first up in the cage! It's such a bizarre experience having a small cage with much larger holes than I anticipated to separate you from the sharks ...
A visitor in the info centre has eaten at both and he recommend Quayside Cabin as the food at this Cattle Baron is a bit hit and miss. Quayside Cabin it is. We follow directions and find ourselves at a working harbor, typically lacking charm as modern working harbors usually do. I am expecting something that looks like a restaurant. This doesn’t. This is a cargo container with an outdoor eating area attached to one side of it, enclosed ...
... whale just metres from the cliffs with a wee calfy. We sat back down and then another whale came and started jumping out of the water basically right in from of us. It must have only been 30/40m out and was doing these big jumps for a good 5 minutes. We came back to Ouma late at night with our tales of Whales and went out for a birthday dinner at a local restaurant looking over the sea. All in all it was a pretty swell birthday for mr Tim! Bring on the next adventure! ...