Green Island

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.

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!

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Sugar Cane

Sugar cane is grown along the east coast of Australia all the way from Mossman up in far north Queensland down to Grafton in New South Wales. Whilst driving in far north Queensland, we passed miles and miles of sugar cane plantations – it was never ending. Here is a photo of some of the sugar cane bins that sat waiting and ready for harvest.

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More God Rays

Both photos were taken from the Esplanade, Cairns where I captured more sun rays. In the first photo I captured tourist boats taking off for Green Island. I love those sun rays; they’re just heavenly 😉

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