Australia: Day 8 — The Great Barrier Reef

The day was dedicated to the Great Barrier Reef. Even though the weather was less than ideal, we were off to the reef. The boat ride out from Port Douglas was perhaps about an hour. The ship attached to a large pontoon anchored to the sea floor next to the reef. Fortunately, it didn’t rain while we were all actually… Continue reading

Australia: Day 7 — Port Douglas

Well, today was basically a “recover from the horrendous travel of yesterday” day. I’m getting too old for this! I didn’t arrive at the hotel room until 2:00AM Australia time, and the second half of the trip was horrid: the second three-hour flight. Not only was it running terribly late, but it was also the most turbulent flight on which… Continue reading