|The clear waters of Fitzroy Island offered plenty of swimming and snorkelling opportunities.|
My last blog took in Day One at Upolu Reef and sand cay where the boys took to exploring the reef coral and fish like ducks to water.
By the end of the week, they had both mastered flippers but preferred their goggles to a mask and snorkel even though they could manage the latter OK.
After a perfect day at Upolu, we decided to have a couple of land days, taking a day trip to Mossman Gorge (a big hit with all of us), with a brief side detour into Port Douglas on the way back to the boat.
|The trampoline on the water at Fitzroy Island was a big hit.|
|Our skipper for the trip to shore.|
|Pausing for a chat in the dinghy.|
|Off to dinner on-shore with Midget and the newly knitted Perchy.|
|Rosy jobfish for Sonny.|
|Patience paid off for Alexander who caught a golden snapper after two stingrays.|
|Note the tail on this stingray. It was a tricky business getting him unhooked but he finally managed to swim off undamaged.|
It was a shame to have to head back to the marina last Friday in preparation for the junior Webbs to fly out at lunchtime Saturday.
To delay the moment, we anchored off Yorkeys Knob and the boys did a bit of fishing resulting in the catch and release of three small sharks, an exciting and memorable end to the holiday.
|Shark number two - or maybe three.|