Exploring pirate caves at Norman Island

These caves are water-filled and are only accessible from the ocean, so we took the dingie and snorkels. We were originally planning to snorkel in, but the kids were having trouble with the snorkel gear (leaking masks) so we paddled in with the dingie instead. Rsther tricky with the currents and all, but it worked out. The caves were very spooky and fun, with eerie lights and purplish crabs crawling on the walls.

Very impressive caves! The were much larger and deeper than they appeared from the outside, in fact after going in about 10 meters we chickened out because the kids were scared of the darkness. The kids, that is. Not me, no, not at all. Hrm…

By the way, a real pirate’s treasure chest was actually found here a few hundred years ago! We didn’t find any unfortunately. Maybe if we had gone further in…

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2 thoughts on “Exploring pirate caves at Norman Island

  1. Norman Island,
    home of Pirates Bight Bar, Restaurant, and Gift Shop, is perhaps most famous for being the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island. However, Norman Island also has a rich documented history of acting as a hiding spot for Pirate booty.Documented history for the island dates back to the early 18th century when a Spanish galleon called Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe buried 55 chests of silver coins after the crew mutinied aboard the ship.

  2. marycheshier

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    What a great trip! Thanks for sharing

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