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Date: 10 Apr 2014 16:57:51
Title: Snorkelling on Royal Island

The north-east shore of Royal Island is protected by a barrier reef extending up from Eleuthera.  There is a vast area of shallow water with coral formations that are still fairly alive.  Andrea and I walked across the island from the harbour, with our snorkel gear, and swam along the shore.
 
There were a lot of glass bottles thrown into the water off the island and, being the glass enthusiast, Andrea got quite excited with some of them. 
 
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The Pertussin bottle is a 50’s medicine bottle.  The base of the black glass bottle is an eighteenth century hand blown wine (or pirate rum) bottle 
 
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This sea hare is about 8 inches long.  It looks like someone doodled on its back with a pen.
 
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Some of the sea urchins are a vivid red colour
 
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A pair of French Angelfish
 
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The vivid colours of the juvenile Queen Angelfish
 
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The Spotted Trunkfish likes areas of coral surrounded with seagrass
 
 
 

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