Around the World: Great Barrier Reef


We spent a couple of days in Cairnes (pronounced “cans”), the resort town near the Great Barrier Reef. The hotel was amazing. We took a boat out about 40 miles into the Coral Sea to the reef and moored next to a semi-permanent platform from which we could do snorkeling. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by this experience. I guess my expectations of the reef were set too high. One of the highlights of this stop: I got to pet a koala!

Photos on this page were taken with a Nikon D80 SLR camera.

High-res versions of the photos can be found here.

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Eric Traut