Gorgonian Fans

Heavenly Opal and Crispin Reefs

With nearly a week of calmer weather, we have decided to head a little bit further north of Cairns and explore a few reefs on the very outer rim of the Great Barrier Reef offshore of Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation: Opal Reef, St Crispin Reef and the Agincourt Reefs.

Zig zagging to Cairns

Since leaving Mourilyan Harbour and heading towards Cairns, we have zig-zagged our way between the continental islands dotted along the coast and the reef. This far up north, the reef runs quite close to the mainland so it is easy to hop out when the weather allows, and come back inshore when the conditions are…