Honeymoon Bay day 2

Our second day at Honeymoon Bay began with breakfast followed by a walk to an odd lake in the middle of essentially a rainforest, then surrounded by typical dune forest. A very weird and cool place, totally different from what you would expect and dramatically bigger. I was stunned by this damp swampy area admist a super dry sandy dune forest. In the below photo (1ds, 17-40, f7.1, 1/800) you can see one of the creeks leading through club moss hanging swamp down to the tannin standed lake. This is the view you get when you arrive at the lake.

The following photo shows the size of the lake (look for Don and Mona walking around the edge). This photo also shows how the club moss looked when the overcast light hit it. I took a lot of photos of the reflection of the vibrant colours with the telephoto lens but will reframe from posting them all. This shot was taking with the 1ds, 17-40, f8, 1/500.

The rest of the day was taken up with another dive this time from Honeymoon Bay and back around to the camping area. This was a great dive coming close to dolphins and seeing things such as sea tulips and rays. We also did a walk along long beach to an area with fossils in the rocks. The last photo was taken when the weather looked like it was going to turn sour as predicted. All of a sudden a blanket of clouds flooded over and stilled the water leaving everything in pastel blues. The wind stopped making sailing boats an easy target for the camera. (30d, 180mm, f8, 1/640, iso 200).

This is an amazing spot to stay. Especially when it cost me $4 a night. A highly recommended destination.

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~ by adamrose on March 8, 2010.

One Response to “Honeymoon Bay day 2”

  1. love the boat one

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