Tuesday 10 May 2022 was a perfect late autumn morning in Apollo Bay. Cold air (6°C at dawn), sea temperature pleasant in an appropriate wetsuit (15.5°C), very little swell and a glassy ocean. I started the day with a 1600m swim from the end of my street to the harbour wall and back. Then I snorkelled for an hour off Marengo at the southern end of Mounts Bay. The BlueSeventy wetsuit, a RipCurl winter hood and Patagonia 3mm booties were ideal for these swims on this day. The inner reef of Little Henty reefs and the edge of the rock shelf at Hayley Point were both readily accessible on the low tide in these conditions.
I find snorkelling peaceful and exhilarating. I hope these photos enable the reader to share something of the enjoyment I find cruising around these reefs.