Our cousins Grant & Debbie have been with us for a few days and getting a taste of what life afloat is like. It is a joyful and carefree time, a time to get acquainted with the boat, relax, chat, enjoy each other’s company and get in the swing of things.
While the wind was blowing hard, we spent time at the northern end of Hook Island. It was a good opportunity for Grant and Debbie to test out their new snorkeling gear in protected waters.
Even though the visibility was ordinary, the corals were interesting. It is the textures more than the fish that caught our attention.
But then on Thursday we got a short window to get to the Outer Reef: a first for them! We had a nice sail to Bait Reef, arrived bright and early to grab a mooring in the prime spot, had the welcoming committee of batfish and giant trevally waiting for us. And as the tide dropped and the sun got higher in the sky, the splendour of the reef colours became clearer and brighter. Wow, what a place…. we never tire of it.
We had Bait Reef to ourselves, spent a calm day there and a night lit up by the full moon. This is a world away from the troubles that weigh everybody down. There is a lot to be said for being in an environment where life is simpler, you are surrounded by nature, can escape and enjoy the wonders the reef offers. Here are some highlights. To view each image in full screen slide show, click on the first and arrow across.
Stay tuned for more adventures of the intreprid foresome!
12 thoughts on “A taste of life afloat”
More beautiful underwater Photography! Have fun guys. 😎
We are John! And so much more so when it is shared!
Glad your guests have settled in soo well and you are all having a great time together exploring the reef. Love the shots of the reef. The bat fish bring back memories, I love them.
Hi Sue, it is fun to do a mix f things the guys don’t often get a chance to experience. The reef was new to them, the Batfish playing under the boat, the snorkeling seemingly in the middle of the ocean, and today the wild ride back to the island doing 9s and 10s with Grant at the wheel having a ball… lots of “incoming” calls!
Glorious variety of shapes and colours of the reef. What a wonderful place to be.
We are very fortunate to have had a small window to get out there! Now hiding but enjoying walks ashore.
Great pictures, Chris! Enjoy your relatives! 🙂
Thanks HJ. It is nice to be together!
fabulous, just love it.
It has been great, Henry. More to come!
I love the fish photos, Chris, but it was the coral shots that really grabbed my attention. The textures, colors, and patterns were endlessly fascinating.
Hi Mike, yes during this trip the corals won!