When I was young I wanted to be Ocean girl and swim with the dolphins, well today I got pretty damn close, I hand fed one at Monkey Mia. A cheesy commercial affair that made this teenage girls heart double dutch. The whole area of Shark Bay was stunning, so much wildlife swimming in clear waters, we spotted sharks and manta rays from a high peak at Eagles Bluff, saw dolphins, turtles and schools and schools of fish. Bodhi had an ear infection so we all had to suffer together and just watch the water from a distance, sipping cocktails in chairs shaped like eggs and avocados. But it’s lucky we didn’t go swimming because a 3m tiger shark was spotted circling the bay where all the kids were paddling. Apparently they’re into stealth, unprovoked attacks. I like my sharks with a little spontaneity, and chips.
Lately I’ve been off the booze, but couldn’t resist trying an ice-cream mojito, a big kids lime spider, not the sexiest looking drink, but something to sink in to. When I went to pay for our creamy drinks, I pulled out my wallet from my handbag and 3 yin-yang necklaces came out. Usually it would be a long time between handbag cleanouts so I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find a herd of guinea pigs shuffling a deck of business cards, but I’d only just pulled out all the contents of my bag when we were waiting 2 and 1/2 hours to see a doctor for the bodestar’s ear. We called some people we’d seen recently, wasn’t them. I know it wasn’t Jake, it’s not his style to surprise me with gifts. More likely Bodhi stole them, or I was having a psy trance dance flashback and went a little wild on the yin yangs than Jake cashing in the coin for some cheap memorabilia. Besides I hold the purse strings.