Anastasia's reef garden
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Thu 13 Jun 2019 23:10
While we were anchored in Marie Galante, Andrea took the opportunity to clean the hulls. She was amazed at what she found there.
The anemones were quite well developed
Groups of little orange sponges
You have to wonder how the feathery sea fans can stand up to 7 knot currents pulling at then which we sail.
And in the through-hull holes you find things that like to hide in holes, like this little spiny lobster.
All gone now. Thanks to the coppercoat it all scrapes off easily. (well three days hard labour easy! AT)
Andrea also found a sea urchin she has never seen before, while snorkelling off May’s beach, and got a good photo of it. This is the “Magnificent Urchin”, which is rare and not often seen in shallow water.
One final observation on Marie Galante. The walk to the supermarket was fairly ordinary, along a road through a sugar cane plantation.
But then we came across this.
I guess the farmer curses the clogging of his drainage, but we appreciated the display.