Agincourt Reef by Stephen Farley

Impromptu Iridotomy by Stephen Farley
Impromptu Iridotomy by Stephen Farley

It was time to draw my Great Barrier Reef voyages to a close. On the penultimate day I enquired after a suitable boat at the harbour booking office. It seemed that my multiple dives had exhausted my choice of reef locations, or so I thought. On overhearing my conversation, a burly, bearded man casually interjected and cheerfully asked where I wanted to go. Agincourt Reef I replied without hesitation, albeit with a curious intonation. That's one of my favourite spots too he beamed. Come back tomorrow morning at 8 and I'll take you there, he assured in that unique Aussie no worries way. I sensed a seasoned authority of the oceans in his relaxed perception as he bid his clocking off cheerios. Unlikely that he sensed I was a sailor's son with no such outwardly clues, but it was a moment that was to guide a rapid ship of considerable displacement. "I've never seen the Captain do that before" said the intrigued lady as she handed me an embarkation token for tomorrow's promise.

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