This is the glass-bottomed pontoon boat that ferried us to Lady Musgrave Island
Today I had the expereince of a lifetime. We got on our boat and rode out to Lady Musgrave Island. It was a far ride out, it was the first time in my life I had ever been so far out to sea that you could see a full horizon with no land anywhere in view. Just beutiful blue sky and and gorgeous cyan ocean for three hunded and sixty degrees.

    After we landed at Lady Musgrave, Dad, Allegra and I went to shore onto the Island Itself. The sand was the whitest I had seen in my life. I learned later that . . .

it wasn't sand, it was crushed coral, ground into a fine dust. I wanted to take some sand for my jar, but to take anything from the island came with a two and a half thousand dollar fine.
    Once we got back from the Island I immediately hit the water. Masks, snorkels and fins were provided. I hopped in the cyan  blue water and I was immediately surrounded by fish of all sizes, colors and shapes. I saw moorish idols, parrot fish, butterfly fish, clownfish, a few pufferfish, little seahorses, schools of long, thin, semi transparent fish, a fish that was half purple and half yellow, a couple of fish that looked like Dory from the movie Finding Nemo
and a thousand others I couldn't name.
What is written here is hardly doing any justice to the true beauty and majesty of the real thing. Immersing myself in the brilliant colors of the coral, it was like being on another planet.

11/23/2011 02:05:40 am

So glad you got this opportunity!
Love the colour of the water! Wow!
Now you know I want you to get a book and look up each of the names of the fish ... or at least your top three favorites...
Love, Mom

11/23/2011 02:07:08 am

Thanks . You have brought back many happy memories of our trip to Australia. The people there have to be the friendliest I've ever met. Enjoy!

Zia Angela
11/27/2011 10:34:56 pm

Birch, what an amazing experience to be surrounded by so many different species of fish. That is a life changing experience for sure. So glad you had the opportunity. Keep us posted. I love to read about your incredible adventures.
Zia Angela

11/28/2011 07:53:30 am

I'm impressed you could name all those fish!!! Post more pics!

Angela Haig
11/29/2011 09:29:20 am

This sounds totally cool. Thanks for telling us about it. Angela


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