Mar 25, 2008

Sharks and Totes

Yesterday my dad went early morning fishing (just as he does everyday) and was surprised by a surplus of migrating sharks. Yes, all those spots in the picture above are sharks! Thousands of them. This is actually not a rare occurrence. Several times a year we get the coastline dotted with spinner sharks chasing smaller fish for food along the shore. What baffles me is the fact that no one tells you. Unless you catch the news that morning, you might think you're headed to a lovely outing at the beach. "Let's go swimming, everybody!"
My dad has some great footage on his digital camera of them turning on one shark and eating him, causing a frenzy a mere couple of feet from shore.
Word of the wise to tourists - ask the fishermen on the beach if the water is safe for swimming, don't rely on the forecasters.In other news - I've finished my sister's Monty Tote! Well, almost. She informed me she wants a small pocket so I need to add a small lining and zipper. And 4 more rivets for the handles. The colors are ones she picked out - except the brown. There was no brown dark enough for her so I had to hand-dye a lighter brown to make her happy. The small circles contain some snake-print lambskin pieces.
Now I just to make some more.....


4 comments:

Alex Whatton said...

I LOVE the photo at the top of your page - do you sell it on Etsy?

Thanks!
Alex

BlenderBach said...

thanks! but no, I'm not a photographer....

Anniki :) said...

The photo of sharks is awesome :) We don´t have sharks, so I have seen nothing like this before.

LittleSun said...

great blog going to see your shop now!