Meeting the whale shark

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Porcupine fish
The following day we met Digger, Miche’s husband and boat captain par excellence who would promise and deliver(!) snorkeling with whale sharks on the way to every dive! Also, there was Brett, who as our dive leader found myriads of microorganisms to point out to and delight us. He told us about his participation in the shooting of an upcoming IMAX movie about the sardine run, which we’ve been fevering towards ever since. We did not do much besides diving, food shopping, cooking or braiing and sleeping. It was wonderful. One day we went to watch the sun set from a bucolic hill but we were late and had to negotiate the narrow sand track in absolute dark. Golf Chico prevailed! Another somber evening we went to see France lose against Argentina in the rugby world cup. The last day of our stay, Miche and Digger had left to go to Durban for the weekend, and their three bullmastiffs, doubtless feeling lonely, came to hang out with us.
Ray
They kept trying to catch the cat that lived under our patio and the mongoose that negotiated the bushes on the property line. Both were much too fast for them, but we had many laughs watching the enormous dogs slipping and falling in their eager pursuit. They were very nice otherwise and liked to lay their heavy heads on ones lap to be petted. After five days of Sodwana Bay bliss we got back on the road to head towards Mozambique via Swaziland. We had spoken to Des who had assured us that we would have plenty of time to do so before the beginning of the delivery…
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Porcupine fish
Porcupine fish
Ray
Ray
Whale shark
Whale shark
Cleaner shrimp
Cleaner shrimp
Emperor angelfish
Emperor angelfish
Wheres the moray?
Where's the moray?
Karlsson vom Dach
Karlsson vom Dach
Paper fish
Paper fish
Sodwana Bay
photo by: cath_shafto