...and possibly some more sea cucumbers!
15.11.2007 - 17.11.2007
We finally had our trip to the great barrier reef today and unfortunately I couldn't dive. I was very disappointed, I had been looking forward to it since Fiji and this was the last day I could go. I still have this chest cold and a slightly weird ear and although I feel absolutely fine, diving with congestion is just silly. I was almost tempted to just not tell anyone and go ahead, but some wise words from a pro diver friend of mine convinced me otherwise.
I did snorkel however, and this time, I really enjoyed it! I even saw another shark and a turtle this time. And yes! I once again got to hold a sea cucumber! He was my friend for some time because the guide forgot about him. When he finally remembered and took him back to the bottom, I was worried that the cucumber would now be lost as he was quite far from where we picked him up but apparently that's ok. I did check on him later and he seemed fine, don't worry.
It's Jess's last night tonight, it's a shame she has to go home, we've had a really cool time on our adventure. John Boy and I fly to Christchurch, New Zealand tomorrow and from there, we pick up a car and drive North to Kaikura. I'm looking forward to being cold again!