Hi everyone who is cool enough to read my blog,
Firstly… I have more than 2000 visitors! Thannks to everyone who has visited, commented and subscribed to my blog, I really appreciate it. Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while but I have been having a really busy year.
Anyway, back to the post. Here is a link to a website with 50 Places you must see before you die. I have been to 4, how many have you been to? One of them is the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. This happens to be where my family and I went a few weeks ago. It was just absolutely amazing.
Firstly, it was 30 degrees (around 85 degrees) everyday! And, it was winter, can you imagine summer? We went either to the beach and/or the pool everyday, we needed to otherwise we wouldn’t have survived. There was an endless amount of things to do here and I only did a few. We saw the Daintree Rainforest which was filled with animals and plants. The best (or different) 3 things I think we did were…in no particular order Cane toad racing, mud biking and snorkeling!
Activity 1- cane toad racing
This activity sounds very weird, and it was. It was at a pub and after dinner every night, they had cane toad racing. Cane toad racing is very simple. Six or so people pick a toad that they want to race and try to make it reach the finish line first. It isn’t just picking a toad and watching though, there is so much more to it. Firstly, only 12 people get to race during one night so being picked is quite hard. I did get picked for the second race (thank god). You then get your toad and learn it’s name. Mine’s was Aussie Aussie Aussie and he was the best toad there. You then show you love him by kissing the toad. Yes, you have to kiss it and it didn’t turn into a prince 🙁 Aussie Aussie Aussie was different though. I still had to kiss him (EWWWWW- it was gross) but I also got to hold him up and shout to the entire restaurant. It was very funny according to me and everyone else who was there. You then got your whip (a party blower) and made your toad get to the finish line first (off the table). I came second which is good but sad as first got a trip to the reef and a voucher for another tour. I only got a FAKE tattoo (it was only that or a beer -take your pick). This was very different and a great experience.
Activity 2- mud biking
This is not BMX but mud biking. You see, the difference is that we were in modified military tanks not bikes. Unfortunately, only adults got to drive but I still loved it. You drive around a marked mud track filled with obstacles, swamps,dirt and anything that could make you muddy. You can also do donuts and figure eights in random bits of free space. It was TONS of fun…until my dad broke one of our two tanky things. So, we were down one vehicle and still had to drive to get back to where we parked the car. I ended up taking a quad bike back that got me muddier that before (if that was possible). Mud biking was a very different and awesome activity that I would never do it Sydney.
Activity 3- snorkeling
Here it is, the big activity that this post is all about. The one that you have to do before you die. The one that changed my life (okay, it didn’t really do that but you get the point). Snorkeling or diving at the Great Barrier Reef is absolutely amazing. You see tons of colorful fish and awesome coral formations. You go out on a boat and basically, it is your home for the day complete with hot showers, a buffet lunch and of course, a chance to swim with the fishys! You snorkel and dive off the boat and are in the water for about an hour. We had three chances to dive and you saw different things at each sight. They give the snorkelers flotation devices (pool noodles) and a mask, snorkel and flippers if you need it. Then you were free to swim around here ever you wanted for an hour. It was perfect…except for one slight problem. The water was really cold and only the divers got wetsuits. How could they forget about the snorkelers, we get cold too! Other than that, it was perfect. We saw big fish, little fish, schools of fish with like, 1000 in each school, brain coral (yes, that is it’s real name), other coral and even a shark. Snorkeling was awesome and I definitely think it deserved it’s place on the list.
So, how many places have you been to? If you had more that one, what was your favourite and why? Comment to answer.
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Cane toad racing http://www.ironbarportdouglas.com.au/gallery/
Car in mud http://www.fourwheeler.com/eventcoverage/129_0807_spring_creek_off_road_park/photo_04.html
Great Barrier Reef http://www.tourist-destinations.com/2011/06/great-barrier-reef-australia.html
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