The rockpools seemed different, yet again. Rockpools that had previously been clear had a lot more aquatic plants. We had to visit at the lowest tide of the day to find the interesting stuff.
We had to walk out more than 2/3 of the way to the waters edge. It was at that point where we started to see a lot of seastars. Previously, we had found them in the shallower areas close to shore. These seastars indicated a change in environment.
It’s likely there was more marine life in the areas we ignored. I *may* have gotten distracted by a cool ascidian. I’ll share more about that in a future post 🙂
It was our final night in Apollo Bay. We went down to this hidden spot along the river with my aunt to go fishing for eels.
I have no interest in fishing, so spent most of the evening lying down on the platform and looking at the stars. I realized this wasn’t the smartest idea when a huntsman walked past.
I also experimented with taking black and white photos using the Lenka app on my phone. I’m impressed with how some of them turned out considering it was really dark when some of these were taken. It’s also interesting to see how different presets impacted on the final result despite how dark it was!
We made a quick visit to Blanket Bay after visiting Maits Rest. It was a warm day and the tide was still high so we didn’t spend long here.
I really enjoyed it and am keen to return. I even saw fish in a deep rockpool, despite the tide being up. I haven’t seen this in any of the other rockpools; the fish are considerably smaller and hide during the day.
I am definitely returning for a proper explore at low tide. Just need to figure out the logistics!
We decided to visit Blanket Bay after Maits Rest. It was a warm day, so we quickly stopped at the entrance to the Cape Otway lighthouse to get some water.
I’ve previously documented how Covid-19 was impacting on Apollo Bay, so tried to continue that theme.