|Early morning Low Isles|
The pigeons fly in in groups each evening; in pairs, triples or larger flocks, to roost in the mangroves of the easternmost isle. The birds skim across the top of the water as they approach, seeming to just miss plunging in. It's a great sight - a black and white omen perhaps.
Yesterday we decided to snorkel areas around Low Isles where we haven't been before - and discovered a treasure trove of coral and fish, particularly off the northern side of the reef well out from the lighthouse island.
There were large bommies and deep drop offs around the edges of the reef, where the big fish hang out. Strangely enough the reef sharks were scarce. They seem to prefer being around the boats with the bat fish and the giant trevally, especially when there's the chance of the odd prawn head tossed into the water.
|Giant trevally, reef sharks and remora hang around the boats at Low Isles.|