Thursday, July 21, 2011
Our volunteer house for the trip was actually in the village of Klienbaai, an even smaller town just next to Gansbaai. Other than the shark diving centers there is only a small convenient store within walking distance. This means after the shark diving trips are over mid-afternoon, there isn't much else happening in this tiny town.
Usually after the boat duties were over, we'd go back to the house and shower, removing any chum smell, then relax until sunset. That's when we would go for walks along the coast to see what we could find which lead some of the fun photos you see in this post. The scenery was amazing. The weather had the waves crashing into the rocky coastline and set against the mountain in the background lead to some great views. There was also some interesting sea life to stumble upon.
Winding down after all the work on the boat on the coast for sunset was awesome. In the top photo you can see the shark boats in the distance ready for tomorrows run. After sunset moseying back to the volunteer house we'd get one more surprise, the stars! There was no light pollution so the stars would jump out at you on clear nights.
Back at the house we would fix dinner and light a fire to ward off the cool winter evening. Then we would make adhoc smore's with the marshmallows, chocolate and cookies we could find at the convenient store. Simple but effective.
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