A beach day at Kosi bay!

Stephanie was more than a little happy at this prospect, although in truth we all were. It was hot, and the mere thought of swimming was making us all eager to get to the beach.

Even Tommy was eager to get to the water!

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Tommy was all set for his day at the beach

The visit to the fishtraps is first. this sustainable fishing method is as much a part of conserving the area as preserving the traditional Tsonga culture.

Elmon explained how the fish trap worked to us and gave us spear fishing lessons to show us how hard it is, then it was time to walk/splash out to the fishtraps to take a look for ourselves.

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Elmon shows us how it's done

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Run away!

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Elmon leads us into the trap

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Adrian shows that leaf who is boss!

We were in luck, one of Elmons fishtraps had bream, grunter, mullet and even kingfish! So we got to test our wits against that of the fish and try our hand at spearing dinner.

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Looking for fish at one of Elmons traps

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Fighting over who will be first to spear

Stephanie speared her fish on the first try… Sleep with one eye open Adrian…!

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Steph shows us all how it is done on the first throw of her spear

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Adrian teaches the fish a lesson

We all emerged from the handmade cage triumphant. We would have a feast tonight!

But no time for smugly posing with our catches…

…oh, ok then just a little…

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Mr and Mrs Crusoe won't be hungry tonight!

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Adrian plays the man card and pretends he caught them all

 

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What now? Snorkelling!