Birkenhead House & Villa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... for a place to stay. We gave the woman our price range and she found a place for us. We noticed quite a few guest houses with an ocean view, but decided to go ahead with our booking since we were only there for the night.
As we arrived at Rochester Guest House, our host Francois Jones was at the gate to let us in. He and his son Matthew warmly greeted us. They gave us a very nice room on the first ...
... more confidence to really look at them right in front of me. Our guide actually explained to us that great whites can travel great distances every single day to search for pray so it is very rare to see the same great white shark around. Therefore, since they are all new to the area, most of them don’t know what boats or divers are so if anything startles them then they swim away. Jen, our little mermaid, could hold her breath for a long period of time it felt like so she ...
... and got its jaws caught in the mesh right in front of my face and shook the cage so much we thought it was going to break off and we’d float away. Luckily its teeth detached and it moved on.
I saw the raw power of the Great Whites from very close up and although I always respected them, I am no longer irrationally afraid of them. Of course I’m still afraid of them, but at least now I can swim in the sea without a constant ...
... and the muscles as they turned. Several times one would jump straight out of the water after the decoy or bait. Soon we got out and let others in. We decided to go again. After a cheese sandwich, Burke and I jumped back into the water. It was defiantly colder the second time! one of the sharks actually hit the cage this time. It's tail came into the cage, right in my face!! It was crazy! Once everyone got the fill we drove the boat down shark alley past seal ...
... those in Uganda and at first I was sure they were better off as they are wearing really fancy clothes, have their hair braided perfectly and the fact they are even at daycare (which costs about 6 pounds a week) shows that their parents have some form of income. But when you look at the area they are living in, their behaviour and the things that interest them, it is terrifying to think about what they are seeing at home and what their path is likely to be. The ...