A Great Day on the Great Barrier Reef

On Friday, we left the kangaroos (feeding the Wallabies), the forest and the crocodiles (feeding the Salties) behind us to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

A helicopter flew us there (board short flight). This was a first for me, Alvar and Austine.

helico

We flew to a big platform in the middle of the ocean, with everything you need to dive, snorkel, and discover the corals, even a semi-submersible, which was great for Austine who also had her share of “enorme(ous)” fish (one of her new words, she practiced everytime a fish passed by the window).

platform

sub

Alvar has been brave and snorkelled for the first time. He loved it so much, we had to force him out of the water, shivering with excitment, cold and tiredness.

DIVE

The cruise back to Cairns was another great way to enjoy the amazing North-Eastern coast of Australia.

cruise

Next stop, Auckland, New-Zealand.

Frosty’s Folks

During my trip in Australia, I bumped into a familiar face. My surprise grew bigger when IĀ realisedĀ I was actually standing in front of Frosty’s relatives, also vacationing near Cairns.

Hugs and kisses Frosty, from your folks back home.

Alvar

PS: for those who don’t know Frosty, he is the Etoiles de Mer’s class mascot (Alvar’s class at the Gower School).

frosty'sfolks