Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef

9 Jan

Cairns! We did not know what to expect when we got here as we had heard a lot of different things from other travellers on our way up here. There is no beach here, but there is a big nice lagoon. However, this does not really matter as Cairns is not far from The Great Barrier Reef. So we booked on a boat to go out on a day-trip to explore the Reef, and the only way to explain it is AMAZING! The pictures really do not do the reef and the fish any justice, the colours were incredible. Please also excuse me looking like a large blue smurf, but it is stinger season so I had to wear a full body singer suit, lovely.

The fish below is a barracuda (left) and  was about 1.5 meters in length and had huge teeth. The other one (right) is a Maori Wrasse, which was bigger than me! I think it was just under 2 meters long and very fat. He came right up to us and let us stroke him on the back. The people working on the boat called him Wolly, he was cool.

John has been practising his filming under water, and I showed him a Nemo (Clownfish) family.

2 Responses to “Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Sikkert et fantastisk liv under sjøen – stilig at dere har filmet det 🙂 Hadde ikke vært meg …..

  2. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) January 11, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Og du trenge ikke be om undskylding for å være i blå drakt – du har jo kropp til det 🙂

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