Turquoise lagoon at Lady Musgrave

Leisurely Days at Lady Musgrave

Welcome to our second post in the series about the Capricorn and Bunker Group, part of the stunning Southern Great Barrier Reef. As soon as we unclipped from our mooring at Lady Elliot, the spinnaker went up and we had another cruisy run for 20 miles to the second link in the chain of reefs:…

Mastead Island Aerial

Deserted Masthead Island

Our third coral cay on this trip, Masthead Island, offers a different seascape again.  A long strip of Pisonia forest with a thin beach of crushed coral all around and reef exposed at low tide, you can only access the island with ease at high tide.  At low tide the fringing reef makes it impossible…

Stunning Lady Musgrave

We are continuing our exploration of coral cays in the Southern part of the Great Barrier Reef.  From Lady Elliott, we motor-sailed to Lady Musgrave.  This cay sits on the rim of a navigable lagoon.  You get that same view of a strip of land as you approach, but this time the reef extends for…

Our first coral cay: Lady Elliott Island

When you have been at sea for hours, with nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see all around you, arriving at a coral cay is quite an experience.  We reached our first coral islet last Thursday. We have been out of internet coverage, so for the next few posts we are playing…