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Former Caledon Mayor Shares Amazing Photos from Great Barrier Reef

Sea turtle swimming in ocean
Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

The following story from former Caledon mayor Marolyn Morrison originally appeared on PicturePathway.ca

In March of 2023 my husband and I accompanied our son, his wife and their three children on an incredible Australian adventure. That adventure included three days on a liveaboard experiencing the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef.

Our trip got underway in Brisbane and we spent the next two weeks leisurely making our way by rental van to Cairns. On route we did side trips to Heron Island (for four days) and to Fraser Island (for 3 days).

We had booked a liveaboard to ensure we could spend lots of time experiencing the GBR and we found we had certainly made the right choice. A boat took us from Cairns out to our liveaboard where we spent three glorious days swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

During those three days the liveaboard moved to three different locations and water activities were scheduled four times each day. Meals were included as was scuba gear and wetsuits to protect against jellyfish. We chose to bring our own snorkelling equipment.

Our 13-year old grandson did his dive course and was certified while we were there. What an amazing place for this milestone to occur!

We saw such an incredible variety of marine life, some in absolutely breathtaking colours. Each day ended with a spectacular sunset and we came away with a wealth of fabulous family memories!

You can see the story along with all 3 sets of incredible GBR photos, taken by the liveaboard photographer and purchased by the family, HERE


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