We drove the Bruce Highway to reach our port in Shute Harbour
Boats took us between the islands of the Whitsundays, and out to the reef.
We stayed at the Long Island Resort.
There were a remarkable number of interesting creatures wandering around the resort, mostly in search of snacks.
We all wore full-body "stinger suits" while swimming to avoid any potential contact with jellyfish.
Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling
Hiking the island's trails, part of Molle Islands National Pak
These curious airplanes landed on the water and drove right up onto the beach:
Great Barrier Reef
Ready in our stinger suits! Lyra almost made it into the water for some snorkeling.
Snorkeling. In addition to colorful fish and corals, we spotted huge beautiful clams.
Playing on fine white sand; wading in clear blue waters swimming with rays (wearing our sexy stinger suits). Good thing this beach is five miles long — to disperse the boatloads of tourists!