So little time, so much to do
A rare treat on a nocturnal safari: Sitara's dwarf chameleon. Durban - An adrenalin addict would be pumped if they saw the itinerary that was handed to me. It also proved that tourists to the Wetland Park can never complain there is not enough to do.
On the day we hit the ocean with Advantage Tours, the whales were well behaved. No majestic breaches or splashing the customers, but even so, the sight of a whale coming to investigate, then swimming alongside or diving beneath the boat, was a thrill.
One youngster seemed to be challenging us to a race, some swam side by side, while spouts in the water from whale blowholes showed there were several out there. The people on an earlier departure told us they had seen about 15 breaches close to the boat and skipper Danie Bennett showed us large parasites he had collected in a specimen jar.
These slough off when the whales perform their high jinks, and are sent to a laboratory for tests to discover whether the whales are interbreeding. A ride on a beach can send cares to the wind.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Independent on Saturday