12.03.2012 - 12.03.2012 41 °C
After a hectic two weeks and an especially busy weekend with the 4WD training we decided to make use of the good, calm weather and take the boat out to Carnac Island for the day.
Carnac Island is a 19 ha island nature reserve about 10k south-west of Fremantle. The island is home to Australian Sea Lions, a large range of marine bird life and an abundance of venemous snakes, particularly Tiger Snakes, but they are not easy to observe from the beach. Carnac Island has been our favourite boating spot when we lived in Perth and today it turned out to be a great spot again with at least 7 sea lions sleeping on the beach. The sea lions that live here are all males and they only leave the island once a year to mate with females that are living on islands 800 kilometers north of Carnac Island.
On the way to Carnac Island we encountered an Australian submarine and I took some photos. Not sure if it is legal but I'll post one here and see what happens.
I love to snorkel with the sea lions and today one big male was very curious as to what I was doing under water and he started nibbling at my fins. They are so gracious under water always curious about humans. They are not dangerous as long as you keep a distance of at least 2 meters.
Lorraine got sea-sick for the first time since we have been boating in WA and Sweden but we think it is due to heat exhaustion from the extremely hot and busy days before, hence we will have a relaxing evening and hope the temperatures decrease in the next few days.