Passage Island

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Fri 5 Jul 2019 23:57
Passage Island aka Ile de Pass 
 
 
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Today we headed to Passage Island. The journey began with us both in hysterics. Bobby came too. I took a video of our guardian bird and now dear friend riding on the outboard engine, that was until Bear went at top speed (purely to get up on the plane for fuel economy). We had shallow water from quite a long way off in a beautiful blue. Yes, Bobby came too, on the wing and he circled above then flew back to his usual evening perch, on the duogen to watch us shower.........
 
Passage
 
Ile de Pass (red arrow) on the map of the atoll.
 
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Such a pretty island and as we bimbled on the seaward side our feet sunk nine inches or so in the soft, soft sand. The sea was quite choppy with a stiff breeze and as Bear didn’t fancy fighting to snorkel – nothing for it but to collect some bin liners from Baby Beez and get busy.
 
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We saw the biggest hermit crab we have ever seen............
 
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...... but somehow he still managed to close himself up into a tight ball, legs becoming his armour shield.
 
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Looking across the atoll to Anglaise (right) and Boddam (left).
 
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The sky was a bit more foreboding over Pepe’s and Bear’s Islands.
 
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After filling three bin liners we headed back toward Fouquet to drop our load. A rainbow in the clouds.
 
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A lovely sky as we arrived back home. It started to rain heavily at a quarter past nine and carried on for most of the night. 
 
 
ALL IN ALL SUCH GORGEOUS SOFT SAND
                      AND A VERY HIGH TIDE