Some great questions again from Cee’s Share Your World
Here are my answers
If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter you would go?
For many years I suffered from aviophobia so even getting onto a Boeing was a challenge. So in 1999 when the opportunity to take a ride over The Great Barrier Reef arose I was most reluctant. But my FOMO (fear of missing out) won out in the end and I boarded that scary craft and have never regretted it.
When I saw the copter coming in to land on a floating platform in the middle of the Pacific I nearly backed out. So glad I didn’t because it’s the perfect way to fly – far less frightening than an airbus.
What are some of your favorite types of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day so I’d have to say egg and bacon! Also I am a South African and The Braai (barbeque) is part of our culture – there is nothing nicer than chops and boerewors grilled over the coals!
What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon?
Most of my life I was an Early to Bed, Early to Rise kind of girl. I never had any trouble getting up at six o’clock or earlier be it weekend or not. Now that I’m retired and not following a proper routine I find I go to bed later and therefore rise later too. However, when in the bush – it’s back to early to rise! Nothing nicer than sunrise in the game reserve.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
This week I have appreciated the place where I live. Our harbour is so pretty and the spring weather is getting me outdoors more often.
On my walk on Sunday I went along the main road then along the board walk to the beach and back to the harbour. When I looked out to sea I thought I spotted a seal in the shallows but when I got closer it had disappeared. I chatted to my friend Earnest who is always hanging out at the harbour and he said yes indeed my eyes were not playing tricks on me. There had been one swimming around for a while. We haven’t seen a seal in the harbour for some time. As I continued toward the next boardwalk I heard a splash and there was Sealy coming up onto the rocks in front of the restaurant car park. I yelled for Earnest and he was thrilled to get this excellent view of this lovely sea creature too. It wasn’t long before a small crowd gathered and were snapping away with cameras and cell phones. I only had my phone but rang Hubby to bring my Canon which he did. Two young guys were trying to take a selfie so I offered and they were thrilled to have themselves with a seal in the background. It was such fun.