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Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunset and Black Bull Ray: Discovery Coast

Agnes Water next to Town of 1770, was my next destination. Town of 1770 is famous for being the second place Captain Cook landed in Queensland in May of 1770, and thus the name. The village is still very small and offers some very nice lookouts and a beautiful sunset over the bay.

Town of 1770 is also the starting point for day trips to Lady Musgrave island, one of the southernmost parts of the Great Barrier Reef. And so I boarded the boat the next day for my first dives on the Great Barrier Reef.

The two best things that I saw were a giant Black Bull Ray and three Green Turtles (at first I saw only one swimming towards us, then I noticed another sitting on a boulder and then another sitting just next to the second one!).

Unfortunately, the time near the island was very limited and with doing two scuba dives, there wasn't time for a nature walk on the island. Considering the cost of the trip, I probably wouldn't do it again.

More pictures from Queensland can be found in my webalbum

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