South Africa

On to South Africa. I was really fortunate that my parents and Carla and Greg met up with us in Capetown. We spent three days in Capetown and three in Fishoek. The most death-defying thing we did was go in a shark cage. Pretty awesome. One of the sharks passed so close that I could have reached out and touched him if I wanted to. We saw about 13 different sharks on the boat including one seriously large one. On the way back, we saw a humpback whale and about 200 dolphins. Amazing.

The most memorable event was the visit to the ostrich farm. Back in the 20’s ostrich feathers were popular and South Africa built a whole industry around feathers. Now, they are mostly tourist type farms. Matt and I stopped at one and I had the opportunity of riding an ostrich. It’s not like riding a horse and it was a terrifying experience, way scarier than swimming with sharks. There is a video, but believe me it was scarier than it looks. Certainly one for the bucket list.

Check out the pictures… Most of them were taken by Matt, but the lion pictures were Denise.


South Africa

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