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  The Chatter Box : Travel
barrier reef by davidm on 22 April 2004 6:31pm

i've been back home for nearly two weeks now, and only just remembered to come and share here.

i had three amazing weeks in australia including a week based in Cairns, where i learned to scuba dive on the barrier reef.

i'm fairly convinced that it's the most beautiful place i've ever seen. not above the water, but certainly below.

it was a great experience, and i would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has even a passing interest in going underwater.

it is so peaceful, relaxing and uplifting spending time down there with all the wildlife.

i hope to go back some day, but it's a long way to go for swimming!
Re: barrier reef by Tibetan sunset on 22 April 2004 9:44pm
what was so unaesthetically pleasing about the view above the water line then?
Re: barrier reef by davidm on 23 April 2004 4:27pm
don't get me wrong, it wasn't ugly, just that i've seen more beautiful places in my own country than i did on land in australia. the whitsundays were lovely, but the area around cairns where i was based for the scuba just wasn't that impressive.

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