Backyard Reef Snorkeling, Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou

These photos are from the reef next to our boat. By next to, I mean that every time someone anchors between us and the reef, they end up anchoring somewhere else after their depth sounder starts freaking out. When in doubt, the completely empty spot in the crowded anchorage is probably shallow water. That spot is actually labelled Bareboat Bump on our charts. Haha.

As a rule, it is best not to touch coral. Peter has had a few brushes with this variety. Ouch!

As a rule, it is best not to touch coral. Peter has had a few brushes with this variety. Ouch!

 

These guys sparkle like diamonds when the sunlight hits them.

These guys sparkle like diamonds when the sunlight hits them. They are frisky and hard to catch on camera though.

 

Hold still darn it!

Hold still darn it!

 

Also on the list of don't touch things.

Also on the list of “don’t touch” things.

 

I'm perfectly fine hiding in  the coral, thank you very much.

I’m perfectly fine hiding in the coral, thank you very much.

 

Oh alright. I'll come out to play.

Oh alright. I’ll come out to play.

 

Considering how ridiculously abundant these guys are. We're bound to get a good pic of one of them eventually.

Considering how ridiculously abundant these Blueheads are, we’re bound to get a good pic of one of them eventually.

 

Flutter by four-eyed butterflies.

Flutter by four-eyed butterflies.

 

 

When in doubt, go hide next to the coral that matches your colors.

When in doubt, go hide next to the sponge or coral that matches your colors.

 

These guys were hanging out in schools all over the place.

These guys were hanging out in schools all over the place.

 

Don't forget to stop and appreciate the coral.

Don’t forget to stop and appreciate the coral.

 

Maybe it is a size thing, but these guys don't mind having their picture taken one bit.

Maybe it is a size thing, but these Cowfish don’t mind having their picture taken one bit.