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... photos then let them be exploring the rest of the reef. We also saw some massive clams, nemos, trumpet fish and unicorn fish.
That evening we had a quick shower before returning to the harbour to watch some fireworks. We'd missed the market that day so went to a pub for a big Aussie dinner, before then heading to bed. Snorkelling and diving really takes it out of you!
The next morning we packed our bags and got a few supplies before heading out towards our next destination.
... warnings, so off we go! Hmmm? A long walk through mangrove boardwalk brought us to a lovely stretch of sandy beach with surf-type waves crashing upon it, and our ocean craft bobbing around about 100 m off-shore, waiting for the opportune moment to dash in and pick us up...starting to wonder about the folly of it! The boat was a zodiac again, this time with two 350's powering it, and one ...
... days, allowing us to walk into the water and reefs, snorkelling at leisure. The business of transporting visitors from shore to the reef is enormous. Seems almost impossible to be alone on the reef.
Only a few islands offer both accommodation and walk-out snorkelling. Between cyclone damage from prior years, rates that exceed $1000/night and dubious facilities, we have stuck to the mainland ...
... to be constantly moving - how much reef could we get round. It was particularly pretty on top of this one though, with a lot of colour. When we surfaced we were told we only had 15min to grab lunch, which we also had to eat quickly because we had less than 60 minutes before they wanted us back in the water! Shame because it was actually a good lunch, just would have been nice to have been able to digest it! This final dive was at ...
... 8217;s site. We don’t know too much about what the sites are used for, as in order to know you must be an initiated member of the tribe. And of the correct gender. The women don’t know what all occurs at Kata-Tjuta, and the men don’t know everything that occurs at Uluru.
We continued on to a water hole at Uluru. It’s one of the most reliable sources of water in the area, but there really isn’t much ...
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