Event Details: Snorkelling Day at Shelly Beach, Manly
Event Hosts: Mick and Linda
Event Guests: Chris, Sarah, Al, Linda, Pem, Kim, Andy, Garth, Rick, Maureen, Jacquie, Bryan, Amy and Andre,
What do you get when you mix a warm, sunny Sunday, a bunch of Canadians, a group of Aussies, a few Americans, a token Brazilian, snorkel equipment and a few GoPro cameras? A well-attended and perfectly enjoyable Canadian Australian Club snorkeling event – that’s what!
The red and white Canadian beach umbrella served as the beacon to draw this global group together on the shores of Shelly Beach. Sixteen of us met up with our snorkel gear, sunscreen and sense of adventure on hand. We listened attentively as Mick provided the briefing and then it was time to don our gear and take the plunge together and explore.
The intimate cove was packed with other scuba divers and snorkelers so it was obviously a popular spot. The water was warm and a bit murky, but a variety of fish were spotted by a number of us. After enjoying a welcome swim, we soaked in the sunshine, the stunning views across to Manly and the chance to meet some friendly new faces. And yes, the boys got some interesting GoPro footage, as evidenced here!
Allan's video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AacyH7LUdE
Chris' video - http://youtu.be/Kam0AupkyQk
Standing on the beach, take-way coffees in hand, the conversations moved to discussing life here compared to various spots around the planet that we used to call home. As we wrapped up, everyone agreed that they thoroughly enjoyed the day and that it was wonderful to be on a beach in February!
Thanks to event organisers Linda and Mick, especially Mick, whose knowledge of snorkeling and our chosen spot was incredibly helpful.