G’day from WA!
I’ve traversed the country in search of the famous giant spotted fish – The Whale Shark. Ningaloo is a 300 kilometre stretch of world-heritage listed reef that hugs North-Western corner of Australia. Whale Sharks frequent this area as food is plentiful.
Today we swam with them! Around 5 of the big units. Tick. It’s an extraordinary experience. The charter boat companies have spotter planes guiding in your boat to the locations of the sharks, you then get dropped off ahead of them and try to swim alongside. We saw Whale Sharks around 10 metres long, but they get a lot bigger.
The ocean and reef are full of life here – it’s so healthy. I’m impressed. It’s not just Whale Sharks; you’ll see Dugongs, lots of Turtles and Manta Rays.
Heaps of swell in town too. All the surf breaks lit up this afternoon. So many remote outer reefs…Wow! Sensory overload today, I’m gonna go sit in a dark, cool room for a couple of hours.
P.S. The water is 24, the land 34 degrees. Your towel will dry in minutes.