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We go snorkelling twice while here at Snowy. Most groups go to the mouth of the Yeerung River for their first class- which is where you learn how to do it- but my group was lucky enough to be able to go off the boat ramp both times!  The first time we went, I was partnered up with Rose. We practised in what they call the bath, which was filled with a marine plant called “Neptune’s Necklaces” and was sheltered from the waves by the rocks. Then we swam around into deeper, open water for the second half of the lesson. I found it really easy to get the hang of it because I’ve done snorkelling before and I was very eager to go into the less sheltered water straight away.  We saw a lot of marine life while on our snorkel, including sea stars, abalones and lots of fish, but my absolute favourite animal which Tom and I saw on the swim back was a 2 metre wide sting ray! Snorkelling has been one of my favourite activities so far, and I hope to do a lot more snorkelling once I’m back home.

Kendra 1B


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