“weigh anchor” – 28th Oct 2006

28th October 2006

We’d been anchored at Lizard Island for about 6 weeks and had recently had  some cruising friends arrive. It was decided for a group sail out to The Cod Hole on the Ribbon Reef on the great Barrier Reef.

We’d woke to the stillest of mornings, the water crystal clear. Your could see people getting out on their boats and peering into the water.

It was like looking in a fish tank, magical..

 
Crystal Clear waters of Watson's Bay

Crystal Clear waters of Watson’s Bay

Anchor line curled on itself

Anchor line curled on itself

Morning on Watson Bay

Morning on Watson Bay

We all loaded aboard Bruce and Toni’s Catamaran, nice and big. 6 Adults and 4 kids, woohoo we were off. The morning stayed eerily still being that the winds blow most the season at 20-25 knots such a still day was like magic. We skipped across the ocean surface and was we came closer to the Cod Hole the bottom started to loom out at us, we looked at the depth finder to see that we were peering into 27 meters of water.

on route to The Cod Hole

on route to The Cod Hole

Some of the gang

Some of the gang

Still Water

Still Water

We arrived at the scene and let out some buoys as we were in deep water.

We jumped in.

It was amazing, colourful and clear we could even see the circling reef sharks circling the outer edge.

Sarah getting in...

Sarah getting in…

Hi Rudy..

Hi Rudy..

Looking into deep water

Looking into deep water

Was a wonderful day of fun and laughter we returned by to Watson’s Bay with a return visit out to the ribbon reef planned.

We were treated to a divine sunset

Sun down at Lizard28th October 2006

Sun down at Lizard
28th October 2006

We had first met the Anui crew, Scott, Sarah, Seth and Fynn at Dockside before we had Tiata. We met them at the ferry stop we got talking and they invited us aboard  there boat Anui. They were heading to family at Yamba for a 3 month stay. We promised them dinner on there return but by the time they returned we had moved aboard Tiata…

Anui sitting in the forground

Anui sitting in the forground

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