I'm pretty determined to get the most that I can out of my stay over here in Oz. In aid of this, this week I have been out kayaking in Shoal Bay with Doug (my first time kayaking in a long time - it's harder work than it looks!)..
Doug, Jenny, and I took a drive out to Boat Harbour to watch the whales go by..
And today in the lunch break at work Kyle decided it might be nice conditions for a bit of free diving and I was invited along! So we quickly headed off to grab our stuff and actually went back to Boat Harbour (where we were watching whales a few days before) and jumped straight in from the rocks! (I've not really jumped in from rocks when there's been a fair bit of swell before so this was a new experience - a little daunting at first, but it was fine really, not nearly as scary as it looked). Kyle did a bit of free diving and found some critters, and I snorkelled and had a look around. The water temperature here at the moment is on the colder side for this area (around 18ºC), which I found really pretty comfortable after diving in Plymouth in February (about 9ºC). The sea temperature in Plymouth at the moment after the 'heatwave' is 15ºC. I think they have it pretty good here really for messing about in the water - although they do have a multitude of sharks frequenting the coastline I suppose.. I try not to think about them..
|Its pretty scary watching someone |
disappear down into the
depths, and stay there for minutes!
|Everything that we caught was actually caught by Kyle. My aim by the end of my time here is to be able to free-dive|
for long enough to catch some beasties!
|Also there were lots of little fish everywhere|
|Lots and lots!|