Milln Reef

Cautious Optimism

Over two weeks have passed since getting back to Cairns from the Coral Sea! Time has flown – a week doing errands and catching up with friends, a week at the Outer Reef which filled us with cautious optimism. So here is what we have been up to.

North East Herald Cay Heaven

Oh what a feeling when you arrive at this cay: from the blue abyss 800m deep, to a 5m deep anchorage in sand, with graduations of aqua, turquoise and ultramarine all around. Welcome to our favourite Coral Sea anchorage to date: North East Herald Cay!

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…