Classic Hill Inlet pose



Nice stinger suit Randy



Turtle Bay



Shaz concentrating on the tell tales



Breakfast is served



Mantaray Bay



Dolphin Fish


Randy and Shazza


Wed 10 Dec 2008
With the sun sinking in the West, another Couchsurfing trips nears the end with my new friends Randy and Shazza from Eastern Canada. With the winds mostly in the North during the their time here, we were able to sneak some snorkelling at False Nara, then slip around to Hill Inlet. We then anchored in the small bay inside solway passage for some  hooker diving. (bring your own hooker is the best way).

We then had a night at Turtle bay, which was awesome in the Northerly conditions.

After a day back in shore to restock, it was calculated that their trip was not complete, so we wandered back to islands. This time it was Black island, overnighting at Stonehaven,  the snorkel Luncheon Bay and Mantaray. I was over the side again this time with the PowerDive hooker system sinking easily to the depths while tethered to the dinghy by the air line. It was beautiful and a whole new way of checking out this perfect place.

The probable highlight was hanging out with a turtle at Black island who seemed unmoved by our hovering near by.

Beautiful trip, great weather and wonderful new friends from the Northern hemisphere.



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