Bairds Bay

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  • Day73

    Baird Bay sea lions and dolphins swim

    October 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After finding out that we had to wait a number of days for a new condenser for our air conditioner to arrive at the Cummins Garage we went back out to the coast so I could do the Baird Bay Eco Experience. Dave wasn’t keen because these southern waters are freezing, so he stayed back and did the housework. 😉
    It was a hot day but extremely windy, and overcast, even the skipper joked that we might have a “Gilligans Island” stranding.
    A small group of 10 people, we were supplied with full length wet suits, snorkel and mask. A 15 minute boat ride had us at the sea lion hangout and they were soon in the water and playing all around us. They are super cute to watch with their big brown eyes and graceful ballet like movements. It was a magic experience.
    After a couple of hours we moved across the bay to where the dolphins were swimming. This spot was much more exposed to the crappy weather and and we only had a very brief time swimming in and around them. These animals are so fast, there one second, gone the next. A brilliant morning, even with the 60kph wind tossing us around.
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