Put four fun loving sailors together on Take It Easy, send them for a swift sail from Manly to Tangalooma on Moreton Island and you get a winning mix: great sailing, interesting wreck snorkeling, nice food and wine, many laughs and stories… We have just spent a terrific weekend with Wade’s cousins Grant and Deb, a real highlight!
Who does not like shipwrecks?
The Tangalooma Wrecks consist of a line of old Harbours and Marine Department steam driven dredges and barges on the edge of a sandbank. The rusty bones of fifteen old ships were deliberately sunk in 1963 to form a breakwall for small boats and also created a fantastic wreck dive site and artificial reef.
There was an abundance of marine life and although there was a bit of current running along the wrecks, you could let yourself drift, or swim from one ship to another to observe the fascinating array of rusty bits as well as the fish. It is a good idea to wear flippers to move around where you want to, and gloves to cover your hands as the oysters along the wrecks are sharp.
It was too hard to cut down the number of photos to include so we have a large gallery to share with you! As you know everything intrigues us: the fish, the rusty equipment, the water rushing in and out of port holes, the rich colors and reflections.