Sunday, June 29, 2008
A dolphin glimpsed beneath our kayaks.
Grey Petrel (Procellaria cinerea)
Sunday, June 22, 2008
and illuminating the sandstone cliffs of Vaucluse.
North Head in the distance.Paddling out to sea while scanning the horizon for the jets of spray from migrating whales.
Tony dragging his new 30-foot deep diving lure in the hope of catching a yellow fin tuna.
Not quite a yellow fin tuna but the new lure provided Tony's family with this much dinner.
Today we took the handheld GPS out to sea with us. It recorded a total travel distance of 24.94km from our launching point at Camp Cove, down to Bronte, out to sea and then back to Camp Cove..
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Occasionally large and steep sets came through.Having had enough of the messy conditions, at Diamond Bay we turned around and rode the chop and swell back towards the north.
Tony caught a salmon off south head but, optimistically hoping to get a Kingfish instead, he let the salmon go. Soon after this, Tony's line was struck by a very large fish which snapped the line and absconded with a favourite lure.
A large set of waves charged across the reef at South Head just as we were in line with Hornby Lighthouse. With no room to maneouvre out of the way of the largest wave, a 4 to 5 meter barrelling monster, Tony took off down its steep breaking face and calmly surfed it until out of the breaking zone. I was 10 metres to Tony's right and able to avoid being swept up by the wave as it stood up and peeled over the reef - I had a great view of Tony disappearing into its jaws however. Unfortunately the camera was not at hand to record this moment.