Morley & Wooded Island
10 October 2011
By midmorning we were finally able to leave Leo’s in sufficient light to see the narrow passage through the reef and headed towards Morley Island. We arrived in time for lunch and later went ashore to inspect the masses of coral washed up on the south west side of the island and the destructive power of the massive waves crashing on the windward side. After a leisurely stroll along the sheltered beach on the North East side of the island we decided to dinghy across to Wooded Island where we had previously seen an Osprey nest on our visit 18 months prior. The giant nest was still there but seemed to be in need of repairs, possibly after the last winter storms. Out of the wind the beach was lovely and warm and hard to find the energy to leave, but the call of sundowners back onboard soon found everyone back in their dinghy’s and headed back to Bella and Illusion in the bay.