Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Podcast #34 posted

I have posted my final podcast of the season to my podcast feed.

Back in Bundy

We arrived back in Bundaberg today. We first spent a couple of days at Lady Musgrave Island and then a couple more at Lady Elliot Island. There we made our final dives of the season, and surprisingly good they were too.
When we started north the dives at Lady Musgrave were cold with poor visibility. Now the water was much warmer and clearer. We visited Lady Elliot Island for the first time and were really impressed. Although the anchorage is poor, having no lagoon like Lady Musgrave, we stayed as long as we could to make three dives.
Then we headed to Bundy and today came up the river. We're in the marina and in a couple of days will head down to Brisbane for Christmas and New Year.
Happy Christmas to any and all readers!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Still going south

Three weeks and 600 miles south of Lizard Island. 150 miles to go to Bundaberg.

We're traveling almost every day and it can get a bit tedious! We're now at Great Keppel Island which we left on June 20th. We've traveled in three weeks what took us three months going north.

We stayed a few days in the Whitsunday Islands hoping to get out to Bait Reef, but the wind was blowing 15-20 knots from the north. Rather than wait we set off south. However the wind was kicking the seas up so we decided to wait it out anyway and we went into Mackay Marina. This gave us a couple of meals out, fresh veg, a used book trade, and a day in Eugenia National Park to see the platypus.

We're hoping to get out to Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliott Islands in a couple of days to make out last dives of the season.