We did it! We visited the rainforest, braved the Great Barrier Reef, and swam with the sharks.
On Sunday we flew to Cairns, checked into a great hostel, Caravella’s, and booked our tours.
On Monday, we rode the skyrail to the rainforest. On the way back down from the forest, we rode the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
The next day, we headed out at 8 a.m. on a boat called the TUSA 5. Everyone was really nice, and we were able to go out to Norman Reef to see the Great Barrier Reef. We did two dives that day, and got to see two different, really great spots. The weather was amazing; about 27 degrees and sunny. Our guide dove down and grabbed a sea cucumber for Jules and I to hold while he took a pic…Julie almost drowned, she was laughing so hard. Looking at the picture still makes me laugh uncontrollably. The snorkel mask is really, very flattering.
Now we’re in Cooly until we fly to Sydney on Tuesday!