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_EBT8723As humans we like to think we’re pretty clever, after all we build things, we invent things, we control the environment around us, we are masters of all we survey.  So why is it that we are so awed when a wild thing accepts us into its domain without reservation?  It’s irrelevant what the animal is, a whale, a dolphin, a lion, a sea-lion it makes not a dot of difference, our superior bearing and arrogance evaporates and we are left in child like wonder and infatuation.

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We have just spent the better part of the last week at Hamelin Bay in the Margaret River region of southwest WA.  A stunning area in its own right but even more notable for its resident population of large bull rays and eagle rays that frequent its shoreline.

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Time and time again we saw the awe and delight that these friendly goliaths of the deep instilled in those who came to see them.  As they glided gently past, completely unfazed or perturbed by the attention, faces, both young and old alike,  lit up with each close encounter.

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One day of gorgeous weather this week and I spent it out exploring the off shore islands.  Sometimes the days just aren’t long enough.

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The wind finally stopped blowing long enough for a paddle over to Penguin Island.  Seems that everyone else had the same idea.

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Just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have followed my ramblings over the last 12 months.  May the Christmas period be a happy and joyous one for you and yours and may the New Year bring forth wonder and new adventures.

Personally I’m going to take a page out of this guys book… find a quiet bit of beach and let the world just roll on by.  See you all in 2015.

 

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