I found this guy sitting on my clothesline this morning so what did it do? I ran inside, grabbed my camera which just happened to be within reach for a change, locked the dogs inside so that they wouldn’t scare it away and took a photo of it. I was very surprised that he let me get close enough to take this photo. He knew I was there and just sat there posing. Kookaburras are one of my favourite birds next to lorikeets and it’s a real treat to see one when you have dogs :)
Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 27km offshore from Cairns. The marine park stretches over 3000km (1800 miles) almost parallel to the Queensland coast, from near the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York. The reef, between 15 kilometres and 150 kilometres off shore and around 65 Km wide in some parts, is a gathering of brilliant, vivid coral providing divers with the most spectacular underwater experience imaginable.
Testing the Water
Taking a Dip
We didn’t go snorkelling or diving (which is the only way to experience it by the way) but we saw a small part of the reef from a submarine and a glass bottom boat. Unfortunately due to of the thickness of the glass, the photos don’t do it any justice and you can’t see its true beauty, but I have to tell you that it was enough just being there amongst the fish and coral. It was an amazing experience and in the true sense of the word, AWEsome! The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and if you ever get a chance in your lifetime to see it, do it!
I don’t know what kind of bee this is but I caught it while on a break at Weyba Downs near Noosa. It’s spring here in Australia now but it’s very rare that I get to see bees around where I live so this was a treat.
Here’s my beautiful girl Ruby again. I was sitting at the table working on my laptop when she decided that she couldn’t get close enough, so she found a way to get onto the table and lay by me. Not normally something I would allow her to do but I let it go just this once. I think she was trying to tell me something in the last photo. Precious girl :)