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We left Denham and had to motor/sail across the sound to Dirk Hartog Island. The plan is to cruise up the coast of the island before sailing across to Carnarvon where we will re-provision, before meandering up the coast in search of some waves, dive spots and fishing.
We did a spot of fishing along the way, and Stefan managed to hook onto one of my favourite species of fish.
I lost my rig to a cheeky mackerel.
We anchored behind Egg Island – I think its namesake probably comes from its shape – but the kids thought it was due to the ‘rotten egg’ smell.
We rigged up some rods for a spot of beach fishing, but we were distracted by the proximity of Tetrodon Loop, and decided to explore that instead. I would love to get the big boat into there, but it’s super shallow at some spots – we touched the sand with the leg of the outboard several times.
As the tide was ebbing, we noticed heaps of large ripples in the water – wondering what was feeding in the shallows. And hence the title of this post – there were dozens of small sharks feeding! They fled the scene once they heard us coming, but after we had calmed the kids down, and remained as silent as we could, I managed to get a few good pics.
We let the kids stretch their legs on the beach to chase some ghost crabs, and headed back to the boat after sunset to try out the BBQ pizza stone. Yum!