While at Lizard Island we took the opportunity to day trip out to the outer reef with friends on their yacht, S/V Fearless. Just when you think the water couldn't get any clearer, it did, with over 100 foot visibility. After a two hour motor sail, we picked up a mooring ball on the outer reef complete with two welcoming five foot reef sharks circling under the boat. Included here are a few photos of the underwater delights we saw that day captured by one of the Fearless crew members, Brett, with his underwater camera. A few days later Brett would use the same camera to bop a shark on the nose that came in a bit too close for comfort.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Lizard Island was the venue for several momentous occasions during the week-long stay. It was Liz’s birthday which we celebrated on the beach with ten or so other boats. The warmth and variety of gifts she received that evening was a true testament to the ingenious and artistic nature of all those travelers who helped fete her on her special day. Lizard Island will also go down in the "lesser" history books as the place where Dylan cut her first two teeth making her Dentist daddy one proud fellow.
|birthday party on the beach|
|Scholarship in Watson's Bay|
|Lizard of thee island ( a species of Goana)|
|enjoying the view from on top|
|amazing reef snorkeling was just a short swim from the boat|
|our little captain|