Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Great Barrier Reef -- Post 403 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old (and sometimes new) family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here are some of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Leland photograph collection:

In March 2010, we visited Australia, New Zealand and Fiji on a three week Grand Circle Travel Tour to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, and I took some photographs with my trusty digital camera.  

1)  While we were in Cairns, we had a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran to a pontoon platform anchored to the ocean floor and equipped for underwater viewing and snorkeling.  Here is the boat:

2)  Onboard the pontoon platform on the ocean:

Yep, that's my Linda in the blue sunhat.

3)  The underwater viewing area:

The sea was pretty rough on this day and the view of fish, legs and coral was murky.

4)  Some people braved the rough seas:

We didn't go in the water.  It was difficult getting in and out of the water, the swells were from a cyclone to the east, and the water was murky.  

This was disappointing but there was nothing we could do about it.  It was just a bad day to go out to the pontoon.  Plus the catamaran ride to and from the pontoon was bumpy and some folks got seasick.

Unfortunately, I've lost the memories of all the details of this vacation.  Fortunately, I found my Facebook photo albums from our 2010 vacation with pictures and some captions so all is not lost.  I found that I posted very few photos from this vacation on Genea-Musings.  


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