Dreaming of crystal clear days in the underwater forest filled with glinting, silvery fish. Currently been down with flu, so no sea for me🤒
@lisambeasley was totally surrounded by strepies one morning. This day had been a particularly warm day in terms of water temperature, reaching 21°c. Naturally we ended up spending close to two hours exploring and playing in the water. 🧜🏼♀️ #GoPro#GoProZA
11 8773 days ago
Back to where I belong! 🙃 After 6 days spent in temperatures not lower than 30°c and a high of 43°c, it was so nice to arrive back in a mild Cape Town. 😋
44 36705 days ago
The tracks of living giants🐘. It’s been an incredible time exploring Botswana — an abundance of wildlife unlike anything I’ve ever seen, along with fields of agates and ancient trees known as Mashatu or Nyala Berry trees. What an awesome country. 🇧🇼 #Botswana
Over the past two years, I have been diving almost every single day along the Cape Peninsula. It has provided me with some of the most awe-inspiring experiences, and with each dive I have found myself becoming more and more entranced by the seaforest. From watching the lives of two striped catsharks, one which succumbed to predation, and the other which hatched, to diving with whales, witnessing the mating rituals of common cuttlefish, and seeing tuberculate cuttlefish hatch in front of my eyes, watching a young rocksucker land on my hand, and then on my friend‘s head. Alongside the magical, there have also been some fairly scary experiences, like swimming in rough seas with wind speeds of over 80km – where masses of water are whipped up into the sky creating a wall of water (also known as a spindrift), to assisting a friend in a near drowning 500 meters out at sea, and having my own tricky situation of being tossed around over mussel beds. Each interaction has been a process of slowly learning the language of the wild. But while, this has provided the most incredible environment for outward learning, it has been equally profound for my own inward learning.
Occasionally I have experienced fleeting yet paradoxically timeless moments where the boundary between myself and the world has suddenly dissolved, and the kelp forest and all its myriad creatures have become powerfully intertwined into my own self – where my exhale is matched by the exhale of a passing brydes whale, a fur seal and the push of the tide in one collective breath. It is these moments that have left me virtually speechless, where language becomes useless, but where a deep and ancient feeling arises that this is how it‘s all supposed to be.
43 9239:58 AM Dec 29, 2018
I hope everyone had a happy Christmas! And hope everyone enjoys the last few days of 2018.
To many more adventures! 🌊🙌🏼 #GoPro#GoProZA
Every time I enter this space, I am left feeling more and more entranced by it. As a friend of mine said in the most poetic way ”We are fully present, not a single thought of past or future, suspended in blue liquid miniscus, on the edge of a planet flying through space. We pass hundreds of thousands of life forms, a carpet of vibrating life, a semi aquatic air breathing primate in marine bliss." #TheGreatAfricanSeaforest@seachangeproject