Beyond The Barrier

As we hinted in an earlier post, we have been plotting a big adventure with buddy boat Windsong II, crewed by Simon and Amanda. We are going beyond the Great Barrier Reef, to explore some of the atolls, reefs and cays which are part of the Coral Sea Islands Territory. And we left a few…

Spike cheek anemonefish

Hoping or wishing?

When you see the fringing reefs around the Whitsunday Islands it is easy to feel dismay at the state of the battered corals and sparse fish population. It is a little better on the outer reef, but not a lot. And you wonder: Is it recovering or is it the last hooray? Are we hoping…