The Inviting Cold Ocean

Winter snorkelling near Apollo Bay This extensive shore reef can only be snorkelled at low tide (less than 0.7m) and ideally without big swell. On the day Boo and I decided to go snorkelling this meant getting in the water not long after dawn. This particular 'pool' (it is in fact connected by a channel … Continue reading The Inviting Cold Ocean

Snorkelling at Marengo on a Perfect Autumn Morning

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 … Continue reading Snorkelling at Marengo on a Perfect Autumn Morning

Snorkelling in Bass Strait Rock Pools

This morning I snorkelled solo at a local coastal reef on a suitably low tide (0.4m). I took these photos in four different rock pools - two I have snorkelled in before, and two were new to me. They were all wonderfully colourful and brimming with life. I wore my Garmin watch thinking I might … Continue reading Snorkelling in Bass Strait Rock Pools

Early Morning Snorkelling at Little Henty Reef

Hayley Point from the shallows at the southern end of Mounts Bay. (Photo taken on a previous snorkelling visit). Five ocean swimmers ready at 7am to go snorkelling. Weather and ocean conditions were perfect for snorkelling. Entering the water less than an hour after sunrise. During the swim out to the reef, in about 20 … Continue reading Early Morning Snorkelling at Little Henty Reef

Surprisingly beautiful marine plant life around local reef

Under grey skies I headed to a local reef late yesterday for some snorkelling on the low tide. I hoped to take a few photos underwater. The colour palette along the ocean shoreline offered little more than greys, browns and black. The cool southerly made me glad I had opted for an old winter wetsuit … Continue reading Surprisingly beautiful marine plant life around local reef