Thursday, October 4, 2012

I'll have tuna with that

The most amazing thing on the Swimming with Tuna trip at Port Lincoln was how BIG the tuna were.
Did I think they'd be can-sized, no, not really, but I hadn't imagined that they'd weigh 60-100 kg and be up to 4 metres in length.

The one's we were swimming with were juveniles and around 60kg and up to 2 metres in length.

Most folks wore the wetsuits that were offered but after noticing that a couple of folks went in with swimsuits and neoprene gloves and boots I decided to follow suit.  So, after waiting for the rush to die down in I went …
It was FANTASTIC … the speed of the tuna and their dexterity and skill in manoeuvring around us clumsy land-based creatures