Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Rum Runner, Barrier Reef

Our sailing boat 'The Rum Runner' left Cairns at 7am and by 11am we were snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Amazing! The coral reef is so beautiful, so colourful. The array of fish is wonderful too. The second spot we went to we did a scuba dive to about 14m deep for about 30 minutes, which was really good. Another snorkelling session after a fantastic lunch on board in an even more impressive spot.
Sleeping on a rocking boat took some getting used to, but I eventually drifted off and then was up and rearing to go at 7am for my next scuba dive. It was even better than the first one as I was more relaxed and looked around more. We then had breakfast and went to our final spot on the reef. Snorkelling around the tall towers of coral is so spectacular, it's difficult to describe, you need to be there! The crew on the Rum Runner were really good too, so we had the best time. In the evening when finally back on land, our skipper treated us to beer and pizza in the local pub, 'The Woolshed'. Awesome!

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