Townsville,Quensland and off the coast
At the ferry terminal that will take us to the The Great Barrier Reef. It is the largest deposit of coral in the world, the reef extends about 2010 km (1250 mi).
here comes our ride . . .
on a glass-bottomed boat
the view from the boat, the corals are just a few feet below and are exposed during low tide
getting ready for a closer look at the reefs
snorkelling here is a must (for swimmers that is)
having lunch at our ship while anchored neer the reefs (a study later found out that all these anchoring contributed to damaging the reefs)