Smashed coral and algae at Keppels

Vulnerable Reef

For the past three weeks we have been sharing with you the jaw-dropping beauty of a healthy reef. But in this post we want to show you what a damaged, vulnerable reef looks like. 

Cat Overboard!

We got a Bengal Cat because they are ‘swimmer cats’ renowned for loving water – perfect for life on a boat, right? Well we were somehow short-changed with Bengie the Bengal. She likes water, but at a distance. This might have something to do with her falling overboard in winter as a kitten many years ago…

Sweetlips at Keppels

Schools friends at the Keppels

We came back to the Keppels for a break from the Reef and a choice of well sheltered anchorages behind these islands while stronger winds were blowing. We got that plus a bonus of school friends.

Blue Angelfish

Wondrous Wistari Reef

For the fifth and last post in our Southern Great Barrier Reef series for now, we take you somewhere really spectacular: to Wistari Reef. This is the snorkeling highlight to date, with outstanding coral pools and a large number of attractively patterned fish. It is amazing how every reef we stop at has its own identity…