So here we were, swimming in the water, when a group of teens not far from us start yelling S H A R K !!! Panic rushed through me. This is my fear, to be attacked by a shark while swimming in these wild Australian waters. The great white shark is not something to fool with, and I had two of my sons with me. I grabbed each of them, and with some unknown strength, I was able to drag them and me out of the water very quickly. As soon as I knew we were safe, out of the water, I spun around and there it was, a large, black fin in the ocean water not far from where we were swimming. I could not believe it. Stan didn't believe me either until he saw the fin for himself.
We ran along the beach following the black fin but as it left the bay I no longer could see it. I asked some other onlookers and they said it was probably a dolphin, not a shark. Either way, it was pretty amazing, and I learned a good lesson. Don't swim in the ocean near sunset, and at beaches where there isn't a net. If a dolphin could get there so could a shark, and who knows it could have been one!
Just living around Sydney and all the water, we have seen a lot of animals and fish swimming freely in the ocean. We have seen a black fin, most likely a dolphin, two playful Humpback whales, a sting ray, jellyfish all over Darling Harbour, and lots of little fish.
Loving the sunset on this gorgeous beach!
A few days later, I captured this gorgeous sunset from my balcony at the apartment in Sydney. There isn't a filter or anything on this photo. It just is what it is... so incredible!