Today Hendrick, Mummy, Coco, Aunty Ness and I went to Goat Island.
Goat Island is a special place for sea animals to live because there're lots of places to hide in the sea weed. People are not allowed to go fishing there - once some people got all the fish from a cave called the Snapper Cave, so there weren't any snappers living there anymore. You are not allowed to touch the shells and rocks because the animals would have to find new homes. You are not allowed to feed the fish otherwise their natural behaviour will be disturbed. You are not allowed to take your dog - in order to protect the penguins and other birds. Do not light fires anywhere in the reserve to protect the trees.
Goat Island is a great snorkelling place because when you go underwater you see many many fish.
When I was snorkelling with mummy we saw a whole school of snapper fish.
There is a big boat that is called The Glass Bottom Boat. Do you know why it is called The Glass Bottom Boat? It is because it has a glass bottom, the boat doesn't really have a bottom, but the floor is made of glass so that you can see the fish swimming. I saw another school of fish that was bigger than the school I saw when I was snorkelling - the fish were smaller though.
Last year I didn't know how to snorkel, I was arguing and crying instead of just doing it. But this year I was a professional superstar. Mummy had an idea that I could have my boogie board so I didn't have to jump on mummy when I was tired, I could jump on my boogie board instead. It wasn't very helpful though, because I kept slipping off.
It was sooooo fun snorkelling.
On our way home after we were so hot, tired and salty, we stopped at Charlie's Icecream and ate the best icecream in the whole wide universe. I got to have 2 scoops - raspberry and hokey pokey.
I loved Goat Island so much that on the way back home I said to mummy "I want to go snorkelling again when Uncle Mike and Aunty Tinana come to visit."