Friday, September 4, 2015

East Diamond Islet, Coral Sea.....a long way from anywhere!

....Helllllllooooooooooooooooooooo, Hellllllooooooooooooooooo. Is there anybody out there? Strangest feeling bobbing about off a small island in the middle of the Coral Sea....just us and the Boobies, Terns and Frigate Birds...oh, and the SHARKS!

I (Sam) keep scanning the horizon for signs of human life...but apart from the odd container ship which passed us far to the East earlier in the week, we've seen nothing. No one at all! Feels a bit 'Waterworld' to me. This said, I did nearly fall off the back of the boat about 10 minutes ago when our first small plane flew past (again, well to the East, but was a plane)! De plane, De plane! :) I'd like to think there were real live people in it too. I wish they'd come over to say hi!!

We've been playing with the drone today, which helps show what a truly amazing place this is. The colours defy description. It looks like Lucey Blue is levitating above the water. We are anchored in 10 metres here, and the bottom is clearly visible (and so are the SHARKS)! They are only little reef sharks, and we've only seen seven at it's not a huge problem, but when signs of life are few and far'd be nice if they comprised something a tad more cuddly...if you know what I mean? Dolphins would be nice!

Anyway, I'm it cabin fever. We are getting ready to go ashore and take photos of Hermit Crabs. Missing the world, but enjoying the serenity.

Over and out!
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