Thursday, May 21, 2009
Great Barrier Reef
The day after the rainforest we headed out on an all day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is the best place to go if you want to see the Great Barrier Reef. We took a 90-minute boat ride out to the reef where they set up a floating vessel that accommodated snorkeling, scuba diving, semi-submersible submarines, and helicopter rides. The whole family went snorkeling which was just awesome.
Kara and I decided to go down into the water for scuba diving while I decided to go up on a helicopter ride that was nothing short of amazing. At one point I had to remind myself that I was flying a private helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia....just an awesome thing to experience sometime in your life.
There was a photographer there with underwater equipment and shot with Nikon which I found to be a good choice of course! I'll post the pictures of Kara kissing fish and the boys floating in the water next. I hope you enjoy the shots below which were from the boat, and then from the helicopter ride. If you've never flown a helicopter....just let me tell you it is an unforgettable experience that I loved. I hope you enjoy!