|Jump into that? You've got to be joking!|
I failed to share Royden's enthusiasm for jumping off the back of the boat for a swim in the beautifully clear water. However a short trip in the dinghy took us directly over the coral reef, and even though the reef sharks were still numerous, it was not as daunting as launching oneself from a place the fish perceived as a feeding source.
|Stunning Low Isles off Port Douglas with the sun still struggling to break through.|
|Captain and co-pilot|
|A walk on Fitzroy Island's Nudie Beach during a brief break in the rain. No nudies sighted!|
As Murphy's Law would predict, the day they left the weather was perfect. Ditto yesterday. As they drove south through rain, rain and more rain, we set sail on an almost flat sea for the Low Isles, catching three mackerel along the way and sighting our first whale of the season about 200 metres off the boat.
|Snorkelling at Low Isles.|
Oh - and did I mention Johnno's cakes? Fruit cake, lumberjack cake, Mars Bar slice, and raspberry and white choc muffins filled the fridge and freezer. Mmm. As always, super-delicious and enough to last the whole visit!
|The tiny specks at the top right hand side of the Emerald Creek falls are Cristy, Johnno and Royden.|