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Author Archives: Nicki Gibson

Somewhere Out There

Misty Mornings

Set up day at Cremorne, after a day of travel, Ashley, Bushy, Milley, Gary & Nicki are well rested after a good dinner and sleep at what will be our new home for the next 6 weeks. Launches looked great this morning as the first charters started their Sardine Run. Have a good day guys! […]

Creature Feature: Ragged Tooth Sharks

The Ragged Tooth Shark – Latin Name: Carcharius Taurus also known as Spotted Sand Tigers or Grey Nurse Sharks have eluded Scientists in their habits and therefor, compared to other Shark Species, very little is known about them. Like, Why do they come to Aliwal to mate? Why do they move to Sodwana to gestate? Where […]

Final Countdown

So far there are approximately 150 people that will share Sardine Run with us over a span of 6 weeks. With only 14 days to go, the countdown has begun. Gary and Nicki have done a quick visit to the site that we will call home, Cremorne Estate. Waking up to the frostiness is forgetten […]

Winter Wonders

humpback whale, baleen whale, marive life, marine mammal, cetacean

Our winters despite the (not-so) cold offer us absolute beauty. The Ragged Tooth Sharks have arrived in their dozens and this week end marked the first whale sighting of the season at Aliwal Shoal, there will more more waiting for us at Sardine Run. They will migrate north to calf and come back again around […]

Creature Feature: Humpback Whales

humpback whale, baleen whale, marive life, marine mammal, cetacean

Some fun facts to make you look and feel like a boff! Humpback whales are part of the Baleen Whale Family. The collective noun for humpbacks is a herd, a gam, a pod or a school. A whale’s tail is called a fluke. Although we see them during the Sardine Run and they eat small […]

Sardine Run Fever Starts

New Bathroom

As the sardine run fever starts to become infectious, even the dolphins have caught on. Pilot shoals of Sardines have been spotted at Aliwal Shoal and Umkomaas launch site. What’s believed to have been Common Dolphins (not often seen in our parts) smashing a definite baitball of sorts right off the backline. The images below […]