What I’ve found interesting is that even after spending two weeks on the programme (and looking for whale sharks most days) there is still opportunities to do new things. This is probably true in my day to day life as well but being on holiday has opened up my eyes to these opportunities.
So to look for a shark you stand on top of the Dhoni (local boat) and you want to find these moving brown black blobs. To make things more difficult they’re often obscured by the sun glare, the rise and falling of the swell and several meters of water too.
But there’s more than one way to look for sharks. When the reef is right it can be easier to spot them from under the water. So this is where drag snorkling comes in.
Unfortunately both expeditions underwater didn’t find us any sharks but it made for a great experience to see the sea life flying past below you.
Poo in my bed
So I had these things falling on me throughout the night during our second stay over in Digurah.
It wasn’t until morning that I realised that it wasn’t me that carried these grains in but it was actually falling on me as I lay on the boat floor. After some googling I’m convinced that I was pooped on throughout the night. This still counts as a first.
In our rare moments of free time I wandered down the beach to look for things to photograph. The only things I found were crabs. There are lots of crabs here so I thought I’d name them.
I always find crabs entertaining to photograph. They’ve got detailed textured shells which are great to capture and its also fun being able to sneak up to only as slowly and carefully as possible. Almost like a hunter catching prey (minus the pain, the killing and the maniacal laughter)
(EDIT)Back to spotting sharks
I forgot to show you where the shark actually was
Given how hard it is to spot them its been pretty amazing that we’ve seen so many sharks so far. But we’re lucky to have the MSWRP (Eagle eye Katie especially) crew with us to help us spot them. And that’s how we get the chance to see them underwater