The Great Barrier Reef

This was a pretty spectacular excursion from our very first stop in Australia – Cairns.  We took a high speed boat trip about 90 minutes to a large diving platform at the reef.  They put us in wetsuits and off we went.  The water was deeper than we are used to so we saw bigger fish than we are used to seeing.  Brian even got bit on the arm by one, a titan triggerfish.  It was about 2 feet long and got him bad enough to draw blood.  At least he has a story to tell…  We met a very famous maori wrass named Wally.  He is routinely fed by local marine biologists and is therefore very friendly.  He spent most of our visit hanging around with us.



Wally checking out one of the local divers






1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 21:44:35

    Best selfie ever!


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