Trip Start Jun 26, 2009
180Trip End Jun 29, 2010
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We turned in to a natural canal created by the shallow waters approaching Lady Musgrove, where I first noticed that the water was a dazzling sapphire as far as you could see, only broken by the white sands of the island in the distance, it looked like we were in paradise, and no, we had not died on the boat ride across!
Just enough time was given to gear up and get on another boat, for the main purpose of this trip was to dive. We had researched (by 'we' I mean Anna researched while I watched TV), and had found this was a site where we could view the great barrier reef, fulfilling one of our trips' desires we thought may have passed us due to the Cyclone hitting earlier that week.
We were taken to a dive site where we witnessed coral of the reef, and true to reports a lot of this is dying out, although there were rare areas of brilliant colours and arrangements showing how it all once was. A real treat on the way back in was the party of wild dolphins that swam past us on the surface.Our second dive after lunch was in comparatively shallow waters, but we were able to feed the fish and see more of the untouched coral, making it a much more interesting dive. There was just enough time after tea and scones to go out for a third time, this occasion with the snorkels,and see more of the aquatic wildlife before we made the trip back. This was fortunately to be a far less traumatic event than getting there.