Blue Holes - Dangerous Swell


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May 7th 2019
Published: May 7th 2019
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So we thought we would get our sea legs by having a snorkel in a “sheltered” reef area called the Blue Holes, just 500 metres from our unit. It wasn’t a great idea. By the time we got our thermal tops, masks, snorkels and fins put on, getting into the water was a challenge. It was surprising because we thought the reef, about 100 metres out, would put a brake on the swell. Wrong! Ten minutes of being thrashed around in the strong current was enough for us.

It wasn’t all disappointing. We got to enjoy sun, sand and a glorious view of the ocean on a mostly secluded beach. In addition, there were plenty of crabs crawling around in the sand, including one, a brightly-colured yellow whose name escapes us.

We are happy to enjoy this time of the year which is the off season and the tourist population here is sparse.


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7th May 2019

Love your holiday snaps.
Glad you managed to get back to shore. All looks wonderful and so peaceful xxxx
7th May 2019

Deceptive Current
Yes, the water can be so inviting, but of course we know the phenomenal power of the ocean. Must be respected.

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