What do you do on a glorious summer day, when can see forever across False bay… Well you take your kids shark spotting of course!!! Cape Town has had quite a few shark incidents in False Bay over the years and this led to the establishment of the Shark Spotters on the mountain side above our beaches… I personally am quite thankful they are there… you can read more about them on their website.
We drive past the shark spotters often enough but we almost never stop…
And lets face it if I was swimming down there I would be so glad to have a shark spotter stationed up above!!!
So today we got to stop and ask the spotter endless questions about his walkie talkie, and how long does he sit there each day, and does he have snacks (apparently my kids are aiming for careers where snacks are provided!!!) and how many sharks does he get to see and so on and so on and so on… And what a fun, patient guy answering ALL the questions. I reckon he spends more of his day educating the public about sharks and possibly snacks than he does actually spotting sharks.
Finally they know what all the different color flags mean…
My kids have a thing about sharks they are very popular around here – they are all for shark conservation and we have posted quite a few posts on sharks in the past:
- Save our Seas Shark Center.
- Making Kelp Horns at the Shark Center.
- Shark Attack Craft in Se7en Steps.
- Shark Construction.
- Ocean Scenes With Se7en Crafty Ideas.
- Se7en’s Sinking Submersible.
That’s us… Happy Weekend!!!