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Shark Week


Today marks the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel of Foxtel. Basically it’s a celebration of sharks. There are documentaries on sharks, first hand stories from victims and of course lots of information from experts.


There is even a competition to win a dive with sharks at Sydney Aquarium, though that’s one competition I won’t be entering. Sure they are well fed there but having watched Shark Week last year I know sharks are not totally predictable.


The food is well presented. My daughter’s boyfriend carved the watermelon shark ,  it’s too good to eat! The cake was baked by my daughter in an oven that stopped working 10 minutes before the cake time was reached. The oven barely gets a workout as baking isn’t my forte. I’m amazed that it actually broke, obviously we eat too many oven fries ha ha !



Last year our venue for Shark Week was Hamilton Island. This year it’s the family room. The view isn’t so good from the window but the tv is much bigger so the sharks look more authentic. The drinking game remains the same though. I realised my daughter and her friends are real grown ups now as they said ‘just little sips, not gulps’ and consequently the champagne bottle is having a long life.


This is really a cult following. Are you watching Shark Week?


Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

6 thoughts on “Shark Week

  1. Shark Week is such a good week. Ours falls in August generally, but it’s fun to watch you guys having Shark Week now. The carved watermelon looks so good!

    • I find sharks fascinating “machines”. We have sadly had two recent tragic deaths from shark attacks in Australia and I feel for family and friends’ loss. This show heightens our awareness of these magnificent creatures yet sadly the knee jerk reaction of some is to hunt the shark down to kill it, for doing just what it’s designed to do and in its own territory…hand slap…I was not going to get political over the fun week 🙂

  2. I was just thinking that the timing of Shark Week is tragic given the two attacks and loss of life in the past week. Reading your reply to the last comment about becoming political was interesting. Last week, ABC online news asked the question “Should sharks be killed after an attack”? Every single response I read said ‘no’. Why kill them when they are only looking for food and humans have entered their habitat.
    I too am fascinated by these creatures but I won’t swim at a beach. lol

    • I’m not a beach swimmer much though funnily we live by the beach. We have a yearly family holiday to a bay style beach and occasionally I will swim but in my mind always is a bull shark attack that happened once across the other side of the bay. Not far as the shark swims!! I haven’t been keeping up in the last few days but I’m hoping the virtual ‘shoot to kill ‘ in WA knee jerk has stopped. We are after all entering the shark’s home.

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