Lady Musgrave Island is a 14ha(35 acres) uninhabited coral cay with 1292ha of surrounding reef. The trip was from the town of 1770 onboard the Spirit of 1770 - a trip I'd recommend to anyone - only $150 for the whole day including delicious meals - morning tea on arrival at 10am, lunch, afternoon tea and cheese and cabana just before departure from the island at 3.45pm.
Most of the time was spent snorkelling - my first experience of this and boy did I LOVE it - couldn't get me out of the water (except for the food of course)
|The dead coral that forms the island|
|Lady Musgrave from the air|
|Approaching Lady Musgrave Island|
Such a great variety of colourful fish that swim so close to you, and in such vast numbers, that you feel like you are one with them - like you are part of the ocean.
Turtles too - both Loggerhead and Green Turtles nest and swim here. I only saw smallish ones - apparently they only reach reproductive age when they are 30 years old and around 1 metre in size - the one's I saw were around 50cm