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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baird's Bay diving with the Sea Lions and Dolphins

What a weekend. Kym, the kids and I headed up the coast on Friday to dive with the Baird's Bay Sea Lion and Dolphins. I rang to confirm our booking on Thursday and it looked like it may not happen on Friday, depending on the weather. As it turned out, it didn't happen. The swell was up (2-3 metres) which is just too big for the kids to handle. 

As we were staying at Venus Bay with 2 other families on Friday night, we had time to meander around the coast. We were in Elliston when I made the 11am call to the charter, so we mooched around the Sculptures, Black Fella Point, and the funky Playground in town. 

We decided to head back down the road to Lock's Well to spend some time on the beach. Best idea for the day.

It was going off. The sky, the waves, the clean sand, the fish. It was perfect.

(posted with permission)

We explored Taliha Caves (pics to come), and Camel Beach. Watched the sun go down with a glass of wine and good friends.

Kym went with the other families up to Ceduna next morning for the 2 day clay target shoot (the reason for the trip in the first place) and the kids and I went diving.

What a blast. At first Sean was a little tentative but he soon found his confidence. Annie just took to it.

 This is Rocky. He's a rock collector and saves them in his piles, which he comes back to check on frequently. He was so very interactive. If you threw a stone in the water, he'd play with it as it sank to the bottom and then add it to his collection.

 Nick who was in the water with us is half seal lion I'm sure. He played with Rocky and Rocky played with him. They certainly do have a relationship.

I do have pics of the dolphins too, but its late and I need to hit the sack. The kids had a ball and will remember this day forever.


SueP said...

What a great time that would have been!! Lovely pics Tiff!!

amyf said...

looks like u had fun. glad bruce didnt make an appearance!great pics as usual :)