No Show Shark
Trip Start Jan 02, 2013
32Trip End Apr 25, 2013
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We were not disappointed. We expected no whale sharks and we saw no whale sharks, just had a nice expensive three hour boat ride. Never mind, we're just that little bit browner now!
After leaving Myanmar we've rarely booked hotels or accommodation in advance as the best rates, unlike Europe, are for walk in guests and if you play it right, you can really bargain hard and get a good deal
We stumbled upon a restaurant next to the hotel, by wading through a small tidal river (deeper than it looks- soggy trousers) where the seafood is literally hauled off the boat and onto a plate. The owner brings out a bowl and let's you pick your fish/squid/creature. What she described as prawns were the same size as lobsters, I've never seen anything like it, and they were still wriggling.
I wish we had been able to stay longer in Donsol to concentrate on doing nothing, no planning of flights, buses, hotels etc. just reading, sleeping and swimming. Incidentally, I've just finished my eighth book and would challenge anyone to read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and not feel moved. Jonny has courageously chosen to tackle War and Peace....we'll see how long that lasts.