Good morning adventurers. It's another awesome day here in Australia. Got up at the butt crack of dawn 6 a.m.
We actually went to bed early but I slept horribly you guys I got this bad cough. I'm trying to get over.Today, we are marking another thing off of our bucket list.If you thought we were coming to Cairns and not going and visiting the Great Barrier Reef?You are wrong (You are almost..!)Right.Almost right.You're wrong but is school holidays right now.We had a heck of a time finding someone that could let us on board.We were emailing and calling people last minute being like, please.Can you squeeze us in and finally we found a tour that's gonna take us out there.So it's called the Great Barrier Reef for a very good reason.
It is the largest coral reef in the entire world.It stretches over 2300 kilometers and can actually be seen from space.We're boarding in about 20 minutes.But there is a little cafe behind us that might convince Eric to get a cheeky little coffee and then we'll be sailing off.Well, we found our vessel.This...a bit smaller than I realize.I knew that it only allowed 25 people on the tour.But I just didn't think about how that would mean that the boat is really small.So we might be getting a little seasick.Maybe, but One thing I really like is that it has a hole covered back in so no sunburn for me today.We're officially sailing y'all we've got about two hours or so did they say get to the reef?We're on one of the slower boats, but it's more chill not slow, but chill, you know, the other boats are speeding past us.They're a lot bigger than this one.Y'all it has gotten crazy out here.It's super windy and these waves are a bit intense.The entire front of the boat is just getting doused with water. So everyone had to move to the back.It's a little wild. I'm very glad that I took my ginger pills.I'll open the last 'til we get to the island 'coz it's still a good bit away.We have arrived at our snorkel spot and we are actually going to have a couple guys swimming around in the water with us.
Which we've never done before, I think that's gonna help.There's supposed to be a bunch of really cool parts to the coral reef here where I like you can get really close to the top of these really steep drop-offs and they say.It's perfect for seeing all kinds of amazing fish.Apparently, they spotted a turtle when we came in and they're gonna try and find that for us and direct us to it.Oh my gosh, we've never seen the turtle in the wild. That would be amazing to happen today.That's the beauty of having a guy they're gonna be able to show us a bunch of stuff.
But we're gonna get geared up and get our snorkel on.Holy cow you guys that was amazing.But we've worked up an appetite and they have lunch here waiting for us and we're gonna be the last people eating.So we're gonna run in thereYeah, Eric has been out, about 20 minutes longer than anybody else.Just getting all the shots while I'm like, all right.There's less and less food.But I'm sure it was totally worth it 'coz I think he got the badass stuff down there.You guys saw that turtle out there. Yeah. We're just hanging out. Yeah, it was very cool.We saw so many things and there's so many bright colors and the turtle.We are back on land.Thank goodness.Yeah, there's actually a little island called Green Island.That's just off of the part of the reef that we were snorkeling at.But they actually have a resort on this island.
It was created obviously over a long time.There was just like a little bump in the ocean and debris would catch there and eventually it formed this whole.Sandbar, the I guess now island and then birds flew over.And then they thought you know what this sandbar could use?.A resort.
But it would be a pretty sick place to stay. Yeah, I think we're just gonna mosey around and explore the island a bit.The reason the crocodiles are here is because a guy back in the day would go and capture potentially dangerous crocodiles.Not a guy.the Crocodile Hunter, the original.The Original Crocodile Hunter.would go and get these guys that were causing trouble I guess and then he would bring them here.And I think they said that they have the largest one in captivity in the world.
His name is Casius and he is 5.48 meters.Or about 20 feet. Yeah, that is a big ol crocodile.Also, look how old he is..110 years old!.Sadly you have to pay to enter the crocodile Park and it's 20 AUD a person and.That gives you an all-day pass which is probably pretty good deal. But we're only here for another hour.So probably not a good idea for us to do it. No, but if you come here do it.Yep, let us know how it goes.We decided to come into the resort, grab a frosty beverage.the wine was the cheapest and it actually sounded pretty good so.Yeah, nice and cold,we were walking around the beach and it was gettin' hot out there ooh baby, and the last time we're on a boat are when we were sailing around the Whit sunday.
They got a pretty wicked burn. Yeah,She was peeling today from it, but you're looking pretty good now.Maybe that saltwater washed it away.I'm very scared of the Sun now. It is very mean here.There are also all these little birds roaming around and.I think that they just get in the way of people because I was walking I felt something I kicked something fuzzy.And it was one of those these little birds I felt so bad.
But yet some of them look a little mangled because I think they get beat up by the other ones and kicked by humans.We're heading back in we're almost on the mainland, but we've got like a bit of a downpour going on Kind of soured the mood a bit.It's a little wet, everyone had to pile in here.It looks like we've sprung a leak.this water's coming in from all angles, but we're nice and cozy right here.Yeah, and our skipper is doing a hell of a job. He just got it out on and there's no big deal.
Keep traveling.They were super nice on this boat.Well, it's probably the highlight for me.Yeah the crew was.
Fantastic, and there were so many there were four of them. And there were only there were a little less than 25 of us.So it was a super personal experience. It was awesome.We're back on the mainland.It's nice to only spend a day on a boat instead of multiple days because it gets a little hardcore.We've been on a boat a lot and they're just - my poor tummy just can't handle it anymore.But that was our last day here so last day on a boat. We will be heading down to Melbourne tomorrow very excited.We will be flying Qantas.Which I think is one of our favourite airlines ever and then we will be doing way more fun stuff down there.But if you guys get a chance to go on one of these cruises out to the Barrier Reef totally worth it.
I'm so glad that I saw the turtle because I've never got the chance to swim with the turtle.I almost saw a shark, but I - right as I got out of the water they started circling around the boat.Swimming with sharks,Definitely would have been a highlight but swimming with turtles was a very nice alternative maybe a much more pleasant alternative actually.But I hope you guys enjoyed all the underwater shots and the adventure today, but I think that's gonna do it for us.We got to go home and do a little bit of work, do a little bit of packing, cook a little dinner.Today though,was totally awesome.You saving that one up?That was the one. I heard somebody on board one of the crew said that.I was like I'm gonna use that later..She did she told that to me. She wouldn't tell me what the joke is.There you have it.
That's a good one, right?That's good, I guessAlright. Good night adventurers.We'll see you on the road.