Thursday, April 12, 2012

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island


Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Lady Musgrave Cruise 'Spirit of 1770'
Day 2 of our Great Barrier Reef Trip. I woke up at 5 a.m. in the morning after having a not-so-good night sleep. Not that I wanted to, but I'm a very light sleeper who tolerates zero noise when I'm asleep. There were people snoring, bunk beds creaking... and all other noises that drove me nuts *pulling hair*

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Lady Musgrave Cruise 'Spirit of 1770'
After breakfast, our tour guide brought us here to take this Lady Musgrave Cruise named 'Spirit of 1770' to the Lady Musgrave Island and Coral Lagoon.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
W1 was the group I belonged in. The 75 minutes from Roundhill Head to Lady Musgrave Island was indeed the most memorable, bittersweet, and uplifting experiences of my life. I'd personally recommend you to take seasick tablets before you go onboard, and preferably, not on a full stomach. The reason is, even a person with no motion sickness like me couldn't handle the big wavy and rocking boat ride =S

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
From far, Lady Musgrave Island, an uninhabited coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s greatest natural phenomenons and a World Heritage Listed Marine Park.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Destination 1: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Just so you know, the Capricornia Cays were completely built by corals.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Blue skies, aqua sea, and sandy white beaches that leave me breathless.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Check out this lotus seed pot-like coral JongIn picked up from the shore. Isn't it beautiful?

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
The 45 minutes guided island walk shall begin anytime now!

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Entering the bush...

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Any idea what's the name of this plant? Looks very much like jackfruits, but I'm sure it is not.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
The Pisonia Forest with wedge-tailed shearwaters' nests scattered everywhere under the ground. Hence, it's important for tourists like us to keep to pathways to avoid collapsing the burrows.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Spotted a black noddies in very close distance.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
There were thousands of them or possibly more that migrate to the island between October and April.

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Watch out! The birds could be pooping anywhere above you.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
The camping area.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Approaching the other side of the island.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
This is what we call a tropical getaway!!!

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Do not step or walk on these slippery rocks I'm sitting on or be extremely careful when you're doing so. Our friend felt down and hurt his left leg pretty badly when trying to cross over to the sea side. Luckily no stitches needed.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
The commonly seen black sea cucumber. We encountered one and a friendly old lady came to warn us that the white filaments discharged from its body is actually poisonous, especially to our eyes. So do remember to wash your hands quickly after you touched them.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Sea shell by the sea shore ;p

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Brain coral?

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Here's something to lighten up your day! A 180-degree horizontal panoramic view of the blue hues.

Great Barrier Reef Trip Day 2: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island
Alright guys, it's time to hop onto our glass bottom boat and get ourselves ready for the buffet lunch!

4 comments:

  1. Yen and I went for the same in 2009 :)

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    1. Oh? I think I remember him telling us about scuba diving at somewhere near Bundaberg, but I didn't know it was the place that we went to ;)

      How much did you guys pay for last time?

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    1. Thanks! Will post up more photos soon ;D

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