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Reef Sailing in Great Barrier Reef

I took these photos of Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland off Cairns and Port Douglas during my weekend getaway trip.

For divers and backpacker, North Queensland is a can’t miss place. The reef is considered the largest living coral system on the planet. I booked a sail and dive trip on a small sailing boat with a maximum of 20 people. Winds were too light for us to sail on our journey but this was a charming way to enjoy a beautiful rolling blue sea, spent a relaxing time on the reef and met some new friends on the boat.

The journey took 2 hours to the reef site. This was a very pleasant, low key way to spend a full day visiting the great reef. On the way back to coast, 3 to 4 big, grey dolphins playfully chase our boat. I was too busy and enjoy watching them, totally forget to get some shots. Here are some snap shots from my visit.

Full Day Reef Sail Trip

 Bright blue sky and light winds, the view looking over the water is pretty stunning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half Day in Port Douglas

 

 

 

Time to Feast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some facts: The Great Barrier Reef Wipeout

It’s Beautiful. It’s Fragile. It’s at risk too.

Today’s paper reported Great reef is in catastrophe. The report says that the reef’s health has decreased dramatically. Half the Great Barrier Reef’s coral has disappeared in the past 27 years and less than a quarter could be left within a decade. I got to admit that south part of Great reef is at risk. It breaks my heart to witness the coral damage and blenching while I was diving there. Without the Barrier Reef most of its tourism will be lost as well.

 

Related Post: Great Reef, Tropical Queensland

 

Great Reef, Tropical Queensland

The recent weekend escape, a sailing and diving trip in Great Barrier Reef Cairns. 

The weather was absolutely beautiful. It’s 28 degrees sunny day, not too hot with blue bird skies and a gentle, refreshing sea breeze.

  Sailing, Upolu Reef, Tropical North Queensland 

 

This is Vivid! Sydney

Last year I missed Vivid Sydney event, I was on the other side of the planet happily travelling. Oh yeah I’m back home in Sydney! This year’s Vivid Sydney 2012 light show stretches from huge 3D mapped projections on Sydney Opera House, Customs House and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to interactive light art sculptures all the way around to Dawes Point and continues in Walsh Bay. Since 2009 Vivid Sydney light sculptures and art show became a huge thing in Sydney, Australia and internationally. I went for a stroll there at the opening night and wasn’t the only ones. This international art show definitely has become a trendy gallery.

 

 

Sydney Opera House | huge 3D mapped projections lit by German light art design company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia | complete with light art installations, motion and interactive collaboration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs House | is lit with animated sequences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Sculptures | visitors move around various light art sculputures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Eat Art Truck | A mobile food truck differed in their artistic creativity

 

 

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

 
Have you seen the Sydney Opera House lightshow this year? Watch the video til the end..it’s amazingly well-crafted!!! URBANSCREEN Light Sydney Opera House

 

Urban lights


Vivid Sydney 2012
Circular Quay, Sydney

 

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