Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 7 Oct 2013 22:37
A Morning Snorkel in the Middle of the Lagoon
After breakfast Bear whipped out his IPad and told me that the lagoon measures just over four miles by just over three. It was time to go for a spuddle in Baby Beez to the middle as the ladies last night told us of a coral garden that was well worth a visit. Off we went and after a little searching, found the shallower pale blue with visible coral area in the vast, deep blueness. Other than just around the edge and just here the rest of the lagoon has an average depth of around a hundred feet. Baby Beez anchor set, it was time to explore. Immediately we were struck by the clear water and huge area of coral in front of us. This was going to be good methinks.
The colours were gorgeous, if a little unreal.
The size – to give you an idea, this lump was six feet high by about eight feet. Quite something up close.
Very busy with chaps.
The shapes looked like sculptures.
Everywhere we looked healthy, thriving coral.
ALL IN ALL SO GOOD TO SEE SO MUCH VARIETY