What a day! We’re both exhausted from exploring, kayaking and snorkelling. If you get the chance to visit Orpheus Island then take it. The fringing coral reef is spectacular and my photos don’t do it justice.
Even more special is the clam garden which is full of giant clams. They were bred here in the 1980’s and stock was then relocated to reefs where the clams had been decimated either by predators or poachers. They are extraordinarily beautiful with so many variations of colours and patterns. They are also highly entertaining as the tide recedes and they start squirting water. It’s a little disconcerting kayaking over them and feeling the jets of water hitting the bottom of the boat.
We donned our stinger suits and headed for the outer edge of the reef where the variety of soft and hard corals is spectacular. Add in a huge range of fish and we were in the water until our teeth were chattering. Too good to miss.
Tomorrow the wind is forecast to drop further so we’re hoping for another wonderful say in the thrall of Mother Nature.
Do you have a favourite snorkelling spot you’d like to share?
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OMG, what are we doing down here? Can’t wait till next year! You have opened our eyes. X
Orpheus is off the beaten track and just divine, Heather. You need to visit it 🙂
Fabulour photos Helene.
Thanks, Tricia. I’ve been enjoying your photos of your trip and am just a teensy bit jealous!!
Your photos are better than books. I’ve tried painting some corals but these photos would be better for reference. We’ll wave to you as you pass Rockingham Bay/ Dunk Is on your way to Cairns.
We’re planning on spending a few days at Dunk. Should we come ashore and visit you, Noreen??
Magnificent Helene – I look forward to your pics – I’m living vicariously LOL
Thanks, Natasha, it’s lovely to be able to share this fabulous world around us 🙂
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. great photography also. C
Thanks, Carolyn! I’m finally working out what to do with the Go Pro!