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... excited about spotting several giant clams today and tons of fish including Nemo! Hopefully, I got some good photos with the underwater camera. Best part..no one encountered any jelly fish! Such a great thing that National Geographic has been instrumental in preserving and studying the GBR. We relaxed at the resort tonight and had dinner with Herb and Karen from Charlotte, NC. Tomorrow....off to ...
... then don't despair.
When we finally arrived at Crystal Cascades TWO HOURS later (partly slow cycling on my part and partly not knowing if we were going the right way), I was sweaty, burnt, hyperventilating and in the worlds worst mood. The pools and falls were clean, clear and sparkling in the sunlight, doing perfect justice to their name. But I just couldn't shake my thundercloud!
It really is a beautiful spot for an afternoon though and ...
... at this time of the day and it really didn't help that the crew were playing the Jaws theme music over the PA system as we were getting ready! In the end the dive was amazing - we did see sharks, but they weren't too big and didn't come too close. Their eyes reflect the torchlight so you just see green dots coming towards you out of the darkness! Lisa also took us to see where the local sea turtle, Brian, sleeps. He was enormous and is apparently 150 years ...
... little reptiles. We ended the day with a second crocodile feeding. This was the feeding of their more aggressive crocs it was really scary to see how quick and strong they really are. That night the entire house and us went out for dinner and a few drinks.
The next morning was early for we were going out to snorkel on the great barrier reef! It was a slower boat and we had a little bit further to go then when we were at the Whitsundays but once at the reef it ...
... Waddled off when I tried getting close to take a picture though.
Walked to a salt water lake but there was nothing in it except tiny fish. Started to walk back, the heat was unbearable. We were back at the bus stop about 2 and the bus didn't come until 4. We noticed that we'd not actually gone in the Botanic Gardens as it was across the road.
Headed over into the Botanic Gardens, wasn't as relaxing in there as you'd of thought due ...