Around the Island

This is just a post full of pictures from around the island.

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A rope swing a San Luis Beach which you can only get to at low tide.

 

best yellow tree
These trees are covered with flowers every spring

 

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Me in downtown Tumon

 

good view
Tumon Bay, where I live on Guam

 

single flower
A single plumaria flower

 

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Sunset over the ocean

 

orchid tree
Flowers on an orchid tree (one of my favorites!)

 

reflection
Clouds reflecting on the surface of a pond by the port

 

Marina
Gab Gab marina

 

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Just a dreamy sunset

 

 

Clovelly Bay

Clovelly Bay
Clovelly Bay, Sydney

As you know, I recently visited Australia. I already posted pictures of my snorkel adventures on the Great Barrier Reef, but I also snorkeled in Clovelly Bay, Sydney.

Clovelly Bay
Blue Grouper

It was freezing cold (to someone who lives on Guam) but I saw my first groupers outside of an aquarium, and that was magical.

Clovelly Bay
Green Grouper

I highly recommend that anyone who wants to follow in my footsteps and snorkel any of the Sydney stops from Manly Beach to Clovelly Bay to get a wet suit. I should have, but it was the middle of the summer in Australia and I thought it would be really hot.

Clovelly Bay
Cool plant life.

Turns out, that is not how Australia works. Water coming up from South America is cold year round. Now I know.

Clovelly Bay
Little Grey Fish

At any rate, it was my first time snorkeling or diving outside a tropical environment since childhood. Instead of coral, there are plants and something that looks an awful lot like moss.

Clovelly Bay
Sea Floor

That was quite different. Most of the fish were less colorful, which I expected. However, some were surprising colorful for living in cold water.

Clovelly Bay
Sea Snail

I hadn’t snorkeled in a cold environment since my trip to Catalina Bay in Middle School. I remember the huge kelp forests, and how the little orange Garibaldi fish and bright purple star fish really stuck out in the sea of greens. This felt very similar to that.

Clovelly Bay
Groupers