Thursday, January 31, 2013


 Tony and the nor'easter.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

South-West Solitary Island

On some charts this island is referred to as Groper Islet and good advice describes it as having some of the best snorkelling on the east coast. Its beautifully clear waters and marine life fall within a protected habitat zone. No trolling here ...

A view of S-W Solitary from just off today's launch location at Serenity Beach.
As with all of the islands in the Solitary Group this one gets regularly smashed by wind and waves. It's below the water's surface that these islands have much to offer, with abundant and diverse marine life from the warm Coral Sea currents co-habitating with species from the cooler Tasman Sea.


A view of South Solitary between a rock garden.

A Solitary turtle keeping an eye on this visitor.