I’ll never forget the shock of cold as I plunged into the waters off Montague Island! On previous, similar, tours around the world I’ve been decked out in thick winter wetsuits with all the extras, but they build them tough down south! I was handed a short summer wetsuit, a snorkel and a few mins of instruction before I was getting a shove from the deckie into the chilly waters. (A literal shove, I told him to! ) And you know what? I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I was cold, sure, but within minutes there were dozens of inquisitive seals spinning below me and I was one of only two people in the water. This was one of the most special experiences of my life and it happened without fanfare, just a small crew smiling from the boat. Thanks to Narooma Charters for my first seal swim! Shot with Olympus in @Eurobodalla #Eurobodalla #Sp
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