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... fed the second time it's much quieter.
For a long time they have been feeding dolphins in Monkey Mia. In the past they used to over feed them and unfortunately some died from over feeding. Now they only feed them 3 times a day, in the mornings. The dolphins then have to go off and hunt for the rest of their food.
There are also only five dolphins that they feed, even though many more live here and visit the beach. Those five are part of the original group ...
... So I switched off cruise control to give my mind something else to do.
Another long drive. Four and a half hours and 450 kilometres. We were heading to Monkey Mia.
The further north we get the less and less there is. Road signs advised us that in 179 kilometres we would reach the town of Overlander. It turned out to be a petrol station and nothing else. But this is harsh country and it wouldn't be an easy life living here.
The temperature ...
... garuantees!!. 7 dolphins played in the water for about 20 minutes teasing us if they were going to come in or not. They did and we had about 45 minutes with them and I was lucky enough to be chosen to feed one.
After this we hopped on board the Aristocat 2 catamaran with Skipper Greg and his able assistant Angie and took us on a very enjoyable 3 hour trip to search for marine life.
Angie and Greg took us so close ...
... toilet there. One guy said they were there for 10 days. These guys were serious, they had steel on there lines to stop the sharks biting through them and some were using helium balloons so they could cast there lures out as far as possible. They had some huge contraption they using to reel in their lines once they caught something and had to haul it up the cliff face. Apparently lots of sharks steal their catch at this point. We did see one guy reel in a ...
... on the beach just out of Denham and it was beautiful. There was only one other van, about 100 metres away. We did some fishing, Paul caught a small shark and a a few snapper, which had to go back as the legal size in Shark Bay is 50 cm. We collected heaps of shells as they were everywhere. It was pretty nice until the wind started at night. Bloody hell, we both had hardly any sleep. Paul wanted to go to Steep Point which ...