And the Stars finally Align
23 August 2016 | Bait Reef
MtM / Excellent
Well after a week of ordinary weather the stars all aligned and we were able to venture out to Bait Reef. We have tried in the past to get here but with things such as weather, tides and winds, lots have to be in your favour. We left early from Butterfly Bay and motored out in about 3 hours. After a tricky navigation with the help of electronic charts we negotiated our way around the bombies and into the reef. We picked up one of the Great Barrier Reef anchoring buoys, the sun began to shine and MtM became very excited with the amount of activity that was swimming around our yacht. BIG BIG fish, all very curious as to what was going to be given to them from the new visitors. A couple of stale slices of bread did the trick, but then MtM remembered she had to get in with these big boys. After a bit of encouragement from CC off we went to explore the big blue ocean. We were not disappointed, massive bombies with shear walls, abundant tropical fish life, BIG trevally, gropers, wrasse and beautiful corals were all to be seen. WE MUST protect the Great Barrier Reef, it truly is special! Given the weather was near perfect we decided to extend our visit to an overnight stop which was also very special. Anchoring in the middle of the ocean on a reef that is as flat as being at a Marina Berth is truly another experience I will not forget in a time.
This morning we had one final snorkel and we are now heading off to the Shag Islet rendezvous weekend which is a big fund raiser for Prostrate Cancer. This is our first time to this event but take a look at this great website if you get a chance www.sicyc.com.au and think of us making our Parrot Head Hats for Saturday. More pictures to follow :) over the weekend.