Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 113. Coral Bay

Underwater Wonderland...

This morning was a very relaxed affair. Scarlett finally called out at 7:30am to make sure everyone was awake, and she certainly made sure we were all up. Her singing gradually got louder and louder; right up to the point where we had to 'ask' her to turn it down a few decibels. I'm sure she woke all the caravans up to 4 doors away.

The weather was certainly better than what we experienced yesterday. There was still a stiff breeze, but it gradually lessened as the day progressed. By late afternoon it was barely present - so hopefully by Wednesday it will be fine for our Whale Shark snorkel.

The morning was spent lazing about and enjoying the sunshine. I did however (with a little bit of encouragement from Bec) make arrangements with this caravan park to extend our stay here by another 2 days (so we can do our Whale Shark snorkel here and not worry about driving the 260km round trip from Exmouth). Unfortunately we have to move to an unpowered site for our remaining 2 days stay here; but on the bonus side it is almost half price! Because of this extension, I had to cancel our first 2 days up at Exmouth; but you know, we are all loving it so much here at Coral Bay that it was never an issue.

Wendy 'cooling down' in the water

After lunch we all headed down to the beach to continue our exploration of this underwater wonderland. Our friend Jace suggested that we head about 500 mtrs south around a rocky outcrop to another beach called 'Paradise Beach', so we all grabbed our snorkeling gear and off we went.

Scarlett snorkeling
Unfortunately after about 10 minutes in the water, all the little kids (Scarlett, Jai, and Grace) had had enough and wanted out! Bugger! As we didn't have enough snorkeling gear for all 3 adults to swim in, Wendy took the kids back to our 'camp on the beach' to build sandcastles etc, while Bec and I continued exploring with Jace, Jo and Maya. Thanks Wendy! Tomorrow I promise to 'baby sit', while you go exploring with Rebecca.

I must say that it took until today for us all to fully understand and appreciate what Coral Bay has to offer. This place is truly breathtaking - especially underwater! If your willing to venture just that little further off the beach and move away from the crowds, you will be blown away from what you find. Bec loved it so much that she didn't want to return to the beach, but after almost 2 hours out in the water I finally convinced her that it was time to head in. All up, Bec took almost 200 underwater photographs today, as well as that much video that its impossible to choose what goes on the blog here today.

This evening was spent enjoying a BBQ dinner up at the free facilities provided here at the 'Peoples Caravan Park', and it was a great way to end the day!

Scarlett building sandcastles


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