Day 21: The Great Barrier Reef

GREAT BARRIER REEF.
That’s essentially all I need to say.

But I’ll give you great details because the Great Barrier Reef is great.

We left the hotel at 7am to walk over to the marina. I took two Dramamine because my motion sickness is a terribly crippling thing. It’s a two hour boat ride from the Cairns to our snorkel site, so I knew the trip would be hard.

AND IT WAS. OMG.

First of all, the water was so incredibly rough. The boat rocked back and forth and I swear throwing up was inevitable.

I didn’t, luckily.

Boom goes the dynamite.

We finally got out to the reef, snorkeled up and jumped in. I rented a wetsuit to stay warm and it was the best choice,

There isn’t much more to say except for the fact that it was the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen. I’m so happy I brought an underwater disposable (pics later).

The water was so clear and warm. At some points the reef was literally 5 feet below you. I made friends with a turtle and some fish.

Yes, I found nemo. You’re welcome.

I wish I could say more but only photos will do justice.

The way back I slept. That’s it. Motion sickness is horrific.

Tomorrow we’ve got class and then the Study abroad Olympic Games!

-EA