South Fouquet, Chicks and Wave Watching

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 10 Jul 2019 23:57
South Fouquet, Chicks and Wave Watching 
 
 
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Off to South Fouquet, weather gorgeous, water crystal clear.
 
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Mincing Baby Beez through the coral heads.
 
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Looking toward Beez Neez.
 
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Time for a swim, Bear led the way.
 
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I bimbled to the end of the sand spit, it looks as if you could walk across to Pepe’s Island – actually point four of a mile away.
 
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Watching the water meet across the sand spit.
 
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To the left of the sand spit, looking out to sea.
 
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Tide out, time to bimble to the seaward side.
 
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A couple of red-foot chicks. one standing like a big boy, the other was dozing but managed to look up.
 
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A big brown chap in a rock pool.
 
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Guess the fashion over this side is for wearing pencil skirts.
 
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The gang on the old coral bed were skittish.
 
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Bear collected a caught up marker buoy, a couple of floats and a few plastic bottles, habit set, we carried them. Tide about to turn we slowly made our way back to our side of the island enjoying some wave watching on the outer reef as we went.
 
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Darker blue on the outer compared to............
 
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...............our side. Bobby photo-bombed........
 
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Chaps along the way.
 
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One final look at the fluffy white balls and time for a snorkel.
 
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Another look across to Pepe’s Island, the noise greater with the change in tide. I paddled as far as I could before my ankles felt battered.
 
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No wonder a full rip is so lethal. The force of a little wave meeting another making just eight inches threatens my balance.
 
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Back on the beach - how inviting is the water ??? 
 
 
ALL IN ALL ANOTHER SMASHING AFTERNOON
                          BEAUTIFUL, CLEAR WATER ON OUR DESERTED ISLAND