Feeding Sharks, A Horizontal Waterfall, and PEARLS, Oh My!!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I am not sure when or why "Swimming With Sharks" became a Dream of mine. But somehow it did, and when Ann told me that there would be Shark Feeding and Swimming on this Trek, she couldn't have kept me away with a whole Army!! I have enjoyed so many Adventures in the past few weeks that it is hard to find the Words to do justice to all of it. Putting it all together had to have been an ENORMOUS Undertaking, No Matter how much Ann enjoyed doing it!!
I know that I won't be able to do it justice but I want to give you at least a faint idea of Our Shark Experience!!
The Staff was obviously VERY Knowledgeable and patient as they answered our 1,001 Questions. They seemed to understand that as excited and anxious as we were, it was still a little nerve wracking to actually be In The Water with an animal that COULD decide that you would make a Nice Lunch!!
But finally we were all in there and we were having a Blast. The Sharks seemed to enjoy rubbing up against our legs, but they weren't in the least bit aggressive -- except when they grabbed the Chunks of Food, LOL!! I think I screamed every time they jumped up at the food and the people back in Perth are probably wondering what the racket was! I think I might have embarrassed Ann a little, but she just told me to Shush or I'd scare the Sharks!!
Another part of that exciting day was the Thrill Ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls!! I am surprised Joan or I either one had a Voice left after all that screaming we did!! We may have damaged Kacey's hearing permanently!! It was WONDERFUL and I would do it again in a heart beat!!
We also went to a Pearl farm and visited a Church in Beagle Bay that has a Pearl Altar that was Beyond BEAUTIFUL. I will save that for another Blog. I really want to make sure I get ALL the details right and do some justice to the History of the Beagle Bay area and the Aboriginal Community there.
But I can't wait to show you the Necklace & Earrings I bought (Thanks to my Spark Credit Card!!). Not sure if the color will come through but the little pearls have a very pale pink hue to them. They were worth EVERY Virtual Penny I Paid For Them!!
Wouldn't they look Great on a Black or maybe a Burgundy Evening Gown?! Or maybe I will just wear them with my Pink Camo as we continue Trekking across Australia!
Did you see the teeny little Swarovski Crystals sprinkled among the pearls!? They are just TOO Pretty!!