Fish have been fed at Ned’s Beach for many many years, so there are always Silver Drummer, Trevally, Sand Mullet, and different species of wrasse waiting along the shore line. See the fish in the shallows above. Healthy fish food is available for a small cost at the shed, where snorkelling gear can be hired on an honour system. Last year I could only photograph the fish from above, but this time the underwater camera came in handy!
Fish circle around me, but I have only come to look …. they have to swim back to the man in the red t-shirt who has the food. This was my view from underwater.
What a crowd! We also snorkelled out to the reefs close inshore, looking at many different corals, anemones, and fishes. For vivid colour the wrasse below cannot be outdone!
This is a common Cleaner Wrasse, not so common really …. and rather pretty.
The reef is lovely, and visibility was excellent this morning.
After all that fun it was time to lie on the sand and warm up before cycling home for a nice cup of rooibos tea.