Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's the Great Reef, Charlie Brown

2nd Friday - time to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

In honor of my book club having just read Henry V, we go to the Agincourt Reef on the outer part of the Barrier. I convince five rival snorkel boats to play the French and we reenact the battle.

Everyone raves about Branagh performing the St. Crispins Day speech, but he didn't recite the sucker with a snorkel in his mouth, now did he? Just so as we have some perspective on the thing.

The barrier reef was great, just as the name says. Saw all kinds of coral, fish and giant clams. Lovely day.

Our bungalow on the beach transformed in our absence. Maybe a half dozen people in the bungalows, cabins, RV hookups and campsites when we left in the morning; virtually every site packed out by our return.

Australia is hitting a five day weekend, and the locals are taking full advantage of the perfect beach weather.

Tomorrow we leave the beach and head for Sydney.

Just my thoughts,


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