Swimming With The Whale Skarks

Sunday, May 19, 2013

We are just finishing our first week on the road through Central Australia. Lots of highlights but the most amazing day was the day we went swimming with the whale sharks. They are huge, hence where the name comes from. They look like they have a poke a doted shin and it is rough as the roughest sandpaper. They didn't mind us being in the water with them. In fact I think they liked teasing us by brushing up against our legs.

whale shark

All the pictures except the last one are of my son in the water. (These are not virtual)

The coral reef is lovely and so fragile. But you can get some nasty cuts on it too so we had to be very careful. But the under sea life is so amazing. And the color. None of us wanted to leave

Another highlight was seeing the huge sea turtles come on the beach to lay their eggs,

Other things we did is swim with the sea lions, and just yesterday we went to a Gorge that was so breathtaking, you just couldn't believe, It even made the Grand Canyon look sad.

This is the circular Pool we swam in at the end of our day.

Today we climbed Mt. Bruce

And tonight we dine on a Game Tasting Plate for Two Sharing (40)
A selection of emu fillet, crocodile tail, kangaroo backstrap with trio of dips, caper berries,
salad, marinated vegetables and bread roll, you want to come and join us?

and then back to our campsite to relax and enjoy the campfire.
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  • RFJSJ50
    No thanks - I'll leave the game-tasting to your more refined palate!
    Wonderful blog, as always.
    2130 days ago
    I'm not sure about swimming with stingrays and sharks but I would love to see the other places and animals.
    2130 days ago
    Wow, Gail, those pictures are simply awesome! What an adventure! Not sure I'd be able to keep up with you. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful trip with us. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Sharon
    2130 days ago
    emoticon very enjoyable experience!
    2130 days ago
  • JILL313
    Wow Gail, You are one brave Lady as you wouldn't catch me swimming with the white sharks, as there teeth are too big and sharp emoticon What an adventuresome group you are emoticon I hate to sound so negative but I'd also have to pass on your ugh dinner as I've never tried it nor do I ever want to. What a on fun person I am emoticon I guess I'll be at home sitting in my rocking chair why you have the time of your life. . .Good for you for trying something adventuresome and new. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2130 days ago
    Really enjoyable blog. Great mix of Pics commentary and some beautiful views of the trip on you tube vids. A pleasure to read! Its hard to write about all the adventures of the week, there were so many. Kudos
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    2131 days ago
    Thanks for sharing you pictures and adventure with us! emoticon
    2131 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    emoticon Photos! Thanks for posting and keeping us all updated!
    emoticon Emu fillet, crocodile tail, kangaroo backstrap...How in the world are you going to enter that into your food tracker? LOL! Just kidding. Enjoy!
    2131 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    WOW!! Those are awesome pictures! How did you like the dinner? It sounds real interesting. Have a great time.
    2131 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Beautiful pictures and great blog, Gail!! Not sure I am up to the game tasting but hope you enjoy!! Thanks for sharing!!
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    2131 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Amazing adventures! Thanks for sharing! Loved the photos!
    2131 days ago
    emoticon What an AMAZING Experience!! Your son got to swim with a Mermaid and we got to swim with the Sharks!! I really LOVED rubbing their skin and they seemed to not mind.
    emoticon I loved the little restaurant and sharing the Sampler plate was Fun!! I think Food tastes better when it is shared, LOL!! The Kangaroo Backstrap was just as tender as Ann said it would be!! Did you like the Kangaroo or the Emu better?

    2131 days ago
    That siunds fabulous !What a brilliant blog !
    2131 days ago
    bravo!! well done......loved your blog.. especially loved the pics of your son......swimming with the whale sharks....btw, what is that mermaid doing down there with him.....and here we always thought they were mythical creatures.........*grin* and we are off to eat emu, croc, roo and more....:)
    2131 days ago
    Gail - you forgot the vino tonight!! LOL!!
    Seriously - its a great blog - and the pictures of your son are great - playing with stingrays and a butterfly cod - reefs are amazing places. Has he dived the Great Barrier Reef??
    2131 days ago
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