Sorry it's been so long since my last blog. The class requires us to do only one blog for our entire free weekend so here it is.Our first free weekend has been awesome! Friday morning we took a little hike up to Koot-tha Mountain, one of the best views in Brisbane where there is an amazing view of the entire city. The hike was pretty difficult because it was such an extreme incline and I think you were typically supposed to drive up there because we walked all the up on the side of a fairly busy road. Soaked in sweat, we admired the view of the beautiful city of Brisbane.
|Steak, Shrimp, Coral Reef Trout, Seafood Marina Medley, Grilled Asparagus, Grilled Peppers, Rice, and Grilled Garlic Bread. And wine of course.|
|The ride out to the first reef|
|Look at the colors in the water|
|The port where we shipped out|
Speaking of animals, there were so many cool animals that we got a chance to see in the reef when I was snorkeling and scuba diving. I forgot to mention that the instructors gave us a quick lesson in scuba diving and took us on guided scuba tour down through the reef where we reached depths of about 25 meters. I personally found scuba diving to be a little claustrophobic, but after I could relax my breathing the sights were worth the few minutes of discomfort. We saw fish of every color you could imagine, sea turtles, giant clams, star fish, sea cucumbers, a shark, and of course, jellyfish. They were everywhere! I got stung several times, but the jellyfish were so small it would just hurt for a little while but it didn't leave a mark. I had one large jellyfish sting me on the shoulder, but it has already started to heal the next day. I'll post a few pictures that the professional photographer that dove with the groups took of me and of the amazing wildlife. Today we flew back to Brisbane and shacked up in the Meriton Hotel Apartments, which is one of the tallest buildings in Brisbane's CBD with the top floors still under construction. It's really nice and we got a great deal on it. I'll check in tomorrow thanks for reading! War Eagle!
|Picture the photographer took of me. Sorry for the awkward pose but I was kind of floating.|
|Pre-scuba training as jellyfish were floating into my bathing suit and stinging my legs.|
|Of course you have to see Nemo|