Adventures in the Great Barrier Reef
I went to the Great Barrier Reef about a month ago and took some pictures of the Whitsunday Islands and some fishies. Here they are…
The rule of thumb as a writer goes something like this: looking for work or waiting to hear back from your editor? Schedule a vacation. The work will inevitably come the day before you leave. So of course I received my Learning Not to Drown manuscript copy edited as I was packing for my trip, and of course my deadline for returning the edits was in the middle of my vacation. With an extension granted by my editor, I was able to work while on vacation and overnight them as soon as I got home. Not the way I envisioned my time on the lovely Whitsunday Islands, but it didn’t suck to have this as my office for the week.
Blue Pearl Bay II, Hayman Island. We dove here and also did some snorkeling in the shallower reefs.
The beach of Blue Pearl Bay was covered in coral, stones and shells washed smooth by the tide.
Underwater photos taken with our Go Pro Hero 2.
The water visibility was pretty murky due to recent storms, but the coral and fish were still incredible.
I was obsessed with these vibrant clams that would close up as soon as anything got close to them.
Helicopter view on our way to White Haven.
White Haven Beach. Brightest white squeaky sand that feels like clay when it’s wet and dry snow (minus the cold) when it’s dry.
White Haven: Nobody there but us and this bird.
Impromptu beach clean-up. We brought a cooler full of food for a picnic and returned with a cooler full of plastic that had washed onto shore.
Beautiful cockatoos reside on Hayman Island. Beautiful. And loud. And brazen. They’d literally land on our table and steal food right off our plates. When I took this picture, a gang of six had surrounded us. Luckily, we were napping, not eating.
White Spider Lilies like little fireworks everywhere in the gardens. Thanks to my followers on Instagram and Twitter for helping me identify these!