Thursday, August 21, 2003

A swim tonight in the cool waters at Bowen Bay beach, but this time with a difference. I don't know why it has taken me so long,. but I finally swam around the bay with a snorkle and mask and was treated to an amzing array of life. The usual crowds of ochre stars stuck to the rocky sides of the bay where surrounded by hundreds of little perch, who were gleefully ripping barnacles from the rocks and fighting over them. Cruising around the beach, in water maybe ten feet deep, I took a few dives to the frigid bottom and chased flounders and crabs.



Why haven't I stuck a mask to me face before? This was an amazing thing to do. Read more about real diving in Howe Sound here.