Hiding from strong winds

Just on schedule, as soon as our friend Sue arrived on board, the SE came up with a vengeance and we have been hiding ever since,  patiently waiting for the wind to ease! We sheltered in Woodwark Bay, north of Airlie Beach for a while, fishing and beach walks being the main occupation. A few…

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…

The Treasures of Fitzroy Reef

In this fourth post in our Southern Great Barrier Reef series, we take you to Fitzroy Reef. This is a different setting again: no island but a navigable lagoon, although much more restricted than Lady Musgrave. The appeal here is the amazing underwater garden with a wide variety of hard corals, a multitude of brilliantly colored…

Boult Reef

Rock & Roll at Boult Reef

Our next stops along the Southern Great Barrier Reef and third post in the series is focused on Boult Reef. By now you know we love exploring. Boult Reef is new to us unlike the previous cays. It is also different because there is no island and few people go there. It is therefore good training…

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:…