So I've not been blogging a hell of a lot lately. The main reason is that since moving to Manly at Christmas I've had a rather large change in lifestyle. I've also been fortunate enough to have had lots of visitors to my humble abode who I've enjoyed spending time with.
I've been loving the company over on my turf and it's been good getting to know the suburb with friends and family helping me out along the way. I've discovered some great spots to sit and watch the ocean. So lately, instead of coming home and sitting in my room at my computer, I've been out in the fresh sea air or in the water. Time seems to disappear as my mind wonders at the natural beauty that I'm now surrounded by.
For the past few days I've been floating around the reefs in the aquatic reserve of Cabbage Tree Bay. It's a fascinating place. The marine life here is actually quite stunning. Being an aquatic reserve the area has become a bit of a sanctuary for the local marine life. The number of Mados (pictured) has increased dramatically over the past few years. The area is visited by numerous shark varieties including the Port Jackson, the Spotted Wobbegong Shark and the Dusky Whaler Shark. Numerous varieties of squid, the Gloomy Octopus, Stingaree (fave food for the Dusky Whaler Sharks) and large Blue Gropers are also regularly sighted.
I haven't been ignoring the blogging world, I just haven't sat down and caught up yet.