Australia Travel Log: Day Seven

OK, right seven. And it's sunny outside. Good thing because this is the day of the reef tour. I get ready and slather myself head-to-toe with sunscreen (big improvement, bug spray to sun screen). Bus pick-up at 8 Am. Big bus. Drive up to Port Douglas. Note to self: next time, stay in Port Douglas. Much more my style than Cairns. Anyhoo.

I am not going to be able to do this day justice in print. Get to Port Douglas and hop on the Quicksilver 5, a huge boat. Catered lunch, full bar, etcetera. About 1.5 hours out to the pontoon. This is a pontoon, kids.

It's a floating structure where you tie up the boat. It was big, had snorkeling platforms, an observatory. Seriously, it was ridiculous. Best just to show pictures, I think.


Windy on the way up!

Funny old guys modeling their stinger suits.


Lookin' kinda buff there. Yikes. Um, yeah, you know what else I did? Went for my first helicopter ride. Hah! I am not even kidding! Just had a glass of wine and I was ready for lift-off!

That last one was taken by the pilot while has was flying. Safe? Maybe not. Love that one!

Yeah, you know. 🙂

Back to the hotel. Chardonnay. Little sunburn. And back to Sydney tomorrow! Whee!


Comments (3)

  1. Hi,

    I hope day seven was great..!!!

  2. Bad_Brad says:

    Awesome … looks like you had a blast.  Australia is definitely on my list for the long-term as a tourist destination.

  3. Ahmed says:

    wanna travel to Australia???? Thanks to Virgin Blue, the first of the big discount airline to make an impact on the local industry many more Australians can now enjoy air travel at a reasonable price!

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