Snorkel Over at Coralview Resort to Find the Giant Clam
Patrick, one of the boat drivers who took us to the meke at Coralview Resort, told us that the snorkelling over here was special as giant clams had ‘been seeded’. We arrived at eleven just as the tide was beginning to come in, the lads in the shop told us to wait awhile as not to get scratched in the shallows. Nothing for it but to have a drink and enjoy the sunshine. Might as well have a bite to eat. Bear enjoyed fish and chips and I had a toasted sandwich, sitting in the sunshine was a joy. Then to the water just off the beach, within seconds we were in a massive stretch of hard coral.
Hard but pretty.
Soft corals too.
Some different chaps.
This chap posed for a second then got back to his chomping.
A couple of the usual suspects – a blue starfish and an anemone carrying bits and bobs.
We try to remember the brown chaps and these are really funny.
They are so territorial, bring up their fins to look huge and aggressive but they seem to have a smile on their face and then turn in a huff, hilarious.
Then we found some giant clams. Bear refused flatly to put his hand anywhere near them to show their size – so they could be three inches across. I read about men being drowned when they got their foot stuck, what was that in a boys comic........I only wanted you to put your hand near them to show perspective. Well ....... Look, they close their shell in defence not aggression and they don’t shut that quickly, some can’t shut completely. No. Ok then, our readers will have to take our word that they were eighteen inches and two feet across. They can grow to over four feet, weigh four hundred pounds and live for a century – once fixed, in the same spot.
Nearly missed this chap on the way back to Baby Beez.
ALL IN ALL A LOVELY DAY
AWESOME TO SEE THE GIANT CLAMS