Yesterday Mike and I had brunch in Jurien Bay, and then headed to Greenhead for some snorkelling. We started around noon, and couldn’t believe the time we finished (at 4pm!). It felt like such a short period of time.
A wee little sea snail. Awww.
Never another soul on the beach…I love this region for the seclusion.
The toe biters swarming in to get me!
This is Mike’s photo which I think is fabulous! I think he got the best shot of the day!
This is also Mike’s photo! I’m so proud of him!
This is an unopened flower. All I see are vagina’s.
This is the vagina (Eucalyptus Erythrocorys) in full bloom! The enormous blossom is nearly 4 inches!
As far as underwater photography goes, I feel like I’m a new born photographer trying to learn how to shoot again. It’s incredibly difficult. Not only was I technically having issues, my subjects were a bit unruly in themselves!
I noticed a small puffer fish in front of me. I followed him around, and suddenly there were 20 more!
I giggled as one tickled my toe. The next fish grabbed skin!
If you’ve never experienced a pufferfish bite (they are cunning little monsters) I must warn you of some pain. They really try to take a chunk out of your toes!!
Mike was laughing hysterically at me as I tried to get away from the aggro little school. They stayed with me most of the afternoon.
Apparently they are only deadly if consumed, which is nice to know now…but I’d rather of had this tidbit yesterday when I had a bit of fear of accidentally kicking one. I spent a lot of my time trying to keep my toes out of the water. I thought if I got one upset and puffed it would stick me, and I’d be a goner!
A Side story…
A little boy last year caught a pufferfish on a line where Mike and his brother and I were fishing (pufferfish are a huge pest for fishermen) and I asked the boy if it was the kind that “blew up?”. At that point I’d never seen a live one. Immediately I watched him raise his right leg and crush the little fish. I wished I hadn’t’ asked.
So there I had it…my first glimpse of a puffed up fish.
I want to also thank the 100+ people who’ve been following along, I’m really grateful for the chance to showcase what life out here is like! So thank you for reading this blog! Maybe one of you will have some underwater photography advice? I could really use some help!!
Holly & Mike