Left Cairns yesterday morning for Port Douglas but decided to stay overnight at the Low Isles just off. Very pretty little island with a light house. While we were sailing yesterday Huw made a whisker pole out of some bamboo from Paul and Glenys' land. It worked really well enabling us to sail quite fast downwind so now we're ringing riggers in Port Douglas to get a proper one made up. We'd have been happy to keep our home made one - but imagine customs! We'd have to ditch it each country and make a new one!
Ignore all that bit about getting a whisper pole in Port D - they haven't got the bits! So instead we looked out the back and thought - snorkelling? Then 2 big Lagoon charter boats turned up with people in wet suits so in we went. It was amazing coral and fish everywhere - hard to know where to go and where to look. Every fish and type of coral you've ever seen in a tank or tourist brochure was there. Huge clams, reef sharks Warm water, sunny day, top visibility etc. Awesome. We're going back in after lunch from the back of the boat in the deeper water to see different fish. I'm going to dedicate the rest of the afternoon to trying to get the GoPro videos onto Youtube for putting on here. Hmmmm, we'll see how how successful I am..