Great Barrier Reef Part 3 – Mackay Reef   4 comments

Seeing as the GBR is one of the wonders of the world then it makes sense to make the most of it having travelled halfway around the world. So having been out and stayed on the reef at Lady Elliot Island and taken a full day trip from Port Douglas, it seemed only prudent to go and see it a third time.  The reef is much closer to shore at Cape Tribulation than most other places. Ocean Safari (sister company to Ocean Rafting we saw the Whitsundays with) take visitors out on a half day trip in one of their bouncy boats giving another couple of hours snorkelling.

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

Alas they don’t take photos with a nice underwater DSLR so all the photos this time are mine and therefore not as good.

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

Just as good as the previous visit and we all had a cracking time enjoying both the boat ride and the snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

In fact I enjoyed it so much I’d forgotten the sign (pool noodle on the roof!) that tells everyone its time to go home. I was the last person back to the boat by some margin.

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

Another bouncy ride home to sunny Cape Tribulation beach and our last lingering look at the underwater paradise that is the Great Barrier Reef.

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

cape tribulation, cape tribulation beach, ocean safari, great barrier reef, mackay reef, snorkelling

Off for a burger – I have to say that the Australians really know how make a great burger. We had loads while we were there and they were all excellent. I’d never have thought that beetroot in a burger would work but it does rather splendidly

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4 responses to “Great Barrier Reef Part 3 – Mackay Reef

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  1. I think you and your waterproof camera did pretty well! I can see why you wouldn’t want to leave the water.

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    beatingthebounds
    • Not too bad but I can’t do the close up stuff. Takes all my energy and available limbs to deep dive, nowt left for photos. I think I MAY have said this before but the snorkelling really was amazing!!

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  2. That daughter of yours is doing the ‘cool’ look again….

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