The theme letter for our travel pics this week is U, for Under.
For Wednesday, we head Under Water – to Jinek Bay, at Lifou – one of the most popular snorkelling spots for those cruising the South Pacific.
I’d been to Lifou a few years back, and snorkelled at Jinek Bay – and was a bit disappointed.
The snorkelling was OK, but not spectacular … and the bay was crowded, with about half the ship in the water at the same time.
But the second time I went, the locals had started charging $A15 for a day-pass to the ‘marine reserve’ to improve the facilities – like useable steps into the water – and instead of there being hundreds of tourists in the water, there were mere dozens.
That means the coral has recovered, the fish are back, the facilities have improved markedly … win-win, I think.
4 thoughts on “Travel Pics Theme: U for Under”
Sounds amazing.. I only went snorkelling once and unfortunately there wasn’t even any fish!
It was amazing!
Actually, check out https://cairnscommunications.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/snorkeling-at-lifou/ for some more pics – and a short video
Thank you! I’m proud of this shot ….