GBR, by m


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.

Caravella's backpackers hostel

On Monday, we rode the skyrail to the rainforest.  On the way back down from the forest, we rode the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Skyrail gondolas




train down the mountainside

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!

wetsuits, masks, and eyes full of fear...sharks??


me, on the gbr





About weywardsisters

The Three Weyward Sisters first appeared in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. It turns out we have more in common with these “weird” sisters than we thought. In the Shakespeare play the sisters represent darkness, chaos and conflict. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which of us represents each. They also usually show up to mark impending doom. Well, we certainly hope that our presence on this little corner of the Interwebs doesn’t mean impending doom for anyone. However, we find our commonalities with the witches in other ways. To be weyward means to be willful, disobedient and to turn away from what is “right or proper”. Those who know us would whole heartedly agree – we are three weyward sisters. We are three headstrong, stubborn (some more than others), obstinate and willful sisters. Read at your own risk.

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