Kuri Bay is a remote coastal bay in the far north of Western Australia in the Kimberly region (To read more, click on the link)
Today our “home at sea” anchored at this remote location, and will permit only a privileged few (with the $$) to go ashore, as only those passengers who have booked a group or ships tour will be permitted ashore. (I got talked into this by my ‘travel researcher’!
A few folks got their noses ‘bent’ when they read the following from the daily program;
“Today we will be using tenders to take guests ashore. However, we will not be distributing tender tickets. All guests on a tour, and therefore all guests permitted to will …. ” WOW
That’s a grimace, not a grin! Because one of our table mates is not happy, since this was not revealed until just a few days ago.
Our transportation ashore today for our walking tour.
While the zodiac drivers were forming up to board their “adventure passengers” ….
…. This guy/gal lazily swam by, waving it’s long tail fin, as if to say “welcome”, the drivers were oblivious!! It seemed harmless, of course I could say that because I was on deck 6 observing the “evolution’ with the Zodiacs’. After we were shore, I asked our guide to identify the shark and he identified it as a “Lazing or Lemon Shark“.
After a long ride in the tender and an even longer wait on the ship, we arrived at the privae jetty of the company that owns the island. Our delay in departing the ship was due to a low tide.
Our beautiful young ship’s photographer was waiting to shoot our “Port”picture.
Our guides, who are employees who work on the pearl farm, gave a very detailed and informative talks as they shepherded these geriatric hikers up the lose stoned path.
As we moved from shade to shade, I captured this lovely lady standing along the side the trail with her drink in one hand and her walking stick in the other! Actually the drink is water provided by the guides.
I’ll close with a tree that seemed to be a survivor of Kuri Bay as the area is hit quite often with cyclones during the “wet” season, where trees with lessor girth are uprooted and become missles.