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Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef

Loads of fish--mostly Blue Damsel fish at this coral head.

My first trip to Australia included snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in 2002, and it was one of the highlights of my life!  I promised myself that I … [Read more...]

Plants on Lady Elliot Island

Octopus bush fruit.

I'm impressed with the plants on Lady Elliot island as much as the reef itself.  They thrive in conditions that are extreme and provide a haven for all … [Read more...]

Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is on many people's bucket list...including mine, ever since I was a little kid.   The 2015 Paint Excursions trip  … [Read more...]