This island suits my touring style – action-packed! I’m not much of a ‘read book by the pool’ kinda guy – I need plenty of activities to keep me going (I’m pretty annoying to travel with – ask Deb).
There is loads to do here; shark diving (amazing), snorkelling on coral reefs in the lagoon, bush walks, feeding fish or one helluva trip out to the largest sea stack in the world – Ball’s Pyramid, which protrudes out of the ocean at a staggering 556m tall! (So we had to have a Ballsy swim around it – maybe see this IG post for full explanation)
I’m getting a lot of questions about the surf on the island – yes, I’ve seen so many empty setups on the outer lagoon reefs, and Blinkys on the eastern side looks like the hotspot. There’s plenty of wind, and it was head high plus on the exposed side yesterday – wish I had my boards. I’ve only seen two guys in the water, and I think it requires a lot of patience with weather and a tinnie to get the best of it.
We’re not staying at Capella (I’m a photographer, not a bitcoin trader) – but that looks incredible. Pinetrees and Island House also look top end. So we stayed at the secluded Milky Way – simple, neat, practical with friendly staff. The island is heavily booked (we had to wait for a cancellation) as there is only 400 guests allowed on the island at any one time. I hear some lodges are booked up until 2024, especially with COVID backlog.
I won’t subject you to more island pics after today. So here’s the wrap, hope you enjoyed something different to Bondi. I hear Sydney weather has finally turned on and it’s stopped raining. Let’s party.