Unlike the stern Zodiac ops on Orion, on Orion II you go down the gangway to the zodiacs. We do so for the first time on a calm day with flat seas sparkling under an unexpectedly clear blue sky. As always, a lot of Orion’s crew help to make the
We arrived at Koolama Bay and the Zodiacs were soon ready to zip the more active off for a tour and a hike. Another tour was offered for the less active (minus the hike) and this sounded good to me. But the same tour was offered in the afternoon, so we chose this: giving us more time to enjoy lunch on the rear deck.