Descriptive Essay

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Several years ago I made a trip to Cape Town South Africa, and it was one of the most memorable trips of my life. The excitement of the unknown grew with each passing hour spent in the air, high above the earth. Though my sons and I had a planned five day excursion, I still couldn’t stop wondering what might still lie ahead. Would it be something about this new culture I was about to experience; or would it be something more, something about me? After clearing customs and retrieving our luggage, we still had the daunting tasks of maneuvering through the hordes of people and locating our tour guide. The sounds of luggage being dragged across the floor, babies crying while their parents in their British, German or native Afrikaans…show more content…
Once we arrived, we were suited up in rain gear and fitted in harnesses that would support us as we zipped our way through the tree tops and over rambling streams. Streams so clear, the sun reflected off the silver fish swimming around. The tree tops, full of bright red and blue birds, whose colors stood out against the green back drop of the trees. There was such peach and tranquility, like a Zen garden that Mother Nature had created just for us. As day five arrived, I was filled with happiness, but sadness hung thick in the air. It would be our final day of this great adventure and what better way to end it than swimming with the sharks off the coast of Hermanus. Yes, shark cage diving it was. As each of us pulled on a wet suit to protect us from the ice cold waters of the Atlantic, we smelled the overpowering odor of chum. I’m not sure why none of us got sick or, worse, left a little of ourselves in the water. We slipped right down into the cage enclosure as though we had been doing this our entire lives. What exhilaration as the Great White shark gracefully swam by us, close enough that we were tempted to reach out and touch it but fearful enough to know better. Feeling the water swirl from its tail as it passed by, and to finally coming up for air, we laughed and shrieked with excitement, knowing once again we had witnessed something so incredibly amazing. At last, this great adventure of ours came to an end. Finally as the VW bus, our
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