Having an evening/afternoon in which i have absolutely nothing planned does not happen overly often… I mean here i am sat on my bedroom floor casually drinking a beer and wanting to write about something. What i want to write about who knows. Lets just start with the most exciting thing…
I HAVE FINALLY GOT THE ENSUITE ROOM! Yep thats the most exciting thing thats happened. I am now living with 4 guys all 25 and under, so to have my own shower and toilet is a great great thing. Also the room is so light and spaceous with its big window and sliding door (which i can’t open the gate for, but who am i to complain). Throw in the cheap and ugly R39.99 duvet cover (not as ugly as the plain grey duvet cover) and its a good space to have.
Work wise i have been a busy busy bee. I work most days, i get bit most days. But i still love it. There has been a few chaotic moments, but you know there are chaotic moments in every job right? All i am saying is when a penguin locks its jaw and you have to tube it, the only thing you can do is use your finger as a stopper….
OH I ALSO SAW ZEBRAS.
ALL PHOTOS ARE STILL MINE 🙂 2017
Okay i am very well aware that i haven’t updated this blog since i have been back in South Africa… I really am a terrible person in that sense. 😉 Honestly though i have been super busy. I have been working solidly since i have arrived back in Gansbaai on the 27th Oct and have had just 2 days off.
Its a pretty difficult time for everyone that relies on the Great White Sharks here. For those that are unaware the GWS have been hunted by a couple of Orcas. At least 2 White Shark carcasses have washed up over the last 6 months that show signs of Orca on White Shark Predation… Mainly the livers of the shark are completely missing. The sharks disappear for weeks at a time, the ocras are sighted again and repeat. I really do hope the white sharks do come back, but for now the copper sharks are keeping the cage diving industry here going.
I am pretty lucky i am interning at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary… Though the sharks missing affects everyone! Even us, with an increased number of our endangered African Penguin coming in with seal bites. I have already been part of a release on Dyer Island and seem to be picking up jobs here and there! Please if you are in the area pop into APSS, have a cup of coffee and a cake! See what we do here! Buy a brick or a house to support us 😉
6 African Penguins are released back into the wild.
Sandy-Guin having a preen!
Image Copyright: Kayleigh Hawkins 2017
If someone had said to me a few years ago that by Christmas 2017 i’d have visited South Africa 3 times in less than 2 years, i would have laughed at you! But here i am not even 2 years on from when i originally came out to South Africa, making my final arrangements for my 3rd trip.
This time around i will solely be based at APSS in Gansbaai for the busy chick season which is looming. I must say that i am super excited to be going back!