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A few days playing tug-o-war with the Bronze Whalers of the Benguela on the beaches of the Skeleton Coast. Sorry about the dodgy scans.

On the long unwinding road to Swakopmund.

 

First view of the Skeleton Coast, down at where the Namib meets the sea





Finally the Bronzies home in and I'm getting the run-around.

All together now: "Ahhh".

 
 

Spotted Gulley Shark. Ultimately it's bait.

A beautiful Blue Ray caught by Steve down in the surf.

 

Ha. Steve gets the heavy bit as we just manage to hoist 125 kilos of shark up for a brief second and a snap for the album.

Ottmar instructs Steveo on the delicate nuances of African shark fishing.

 



Steve in action as a lonely Bronzie awaits a photo on the beach.

 



Off the mark with the Hound Sharks- one of several that ran off with the bait for the big girls. 

The fog bank formed by the warm desert air meeting the cold Benguela Current gradually recedes to the horizon as the day wears on.

Right: "Hurry up you knob! I kicked mine's arse ages ago!!" says Steve as 20 minutes after landing his shark I was still disappearing off backwards into the dunes.

I just couldn't work out why mine was giving me such a hard time - until we laid em next to each other!

After a titanic and badly hungover struggle, our biggest Bronzie of the trip finally hits the beach.
 
 
     

 

Above - A Steenbras from out on the sea.

Below - A Sally Gunnellfish - ugly as sin, but runs like f**k.

Steve has managed to return since and ended up taffling with some more lumps like these 120kg sharks. Nice work, if you can get it.

 
   

And back she goes, safe and sound. "Guess we'd better go and get the plane now hadn't we?"         Back To Namibian Rivers

 

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