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*
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.
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
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.
Destination 1: Capricornia Cays National Park on Lady Musgrave Island.
Just so you know, the Capricornia Cays were completely built by corals.
Blue skies, aqua sea, and sandy white beaches that leave me breathless.
Check out this lotus seed pot-like coral JongIn picked up from the shore. Isn't it beautiful?
The 45 minutes guided island walk shall begin anytime now!
Entering the bush...
Any idea what's the name of this plant? Looks very much like jackfruits, but I'm sure it is not.
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.
Spotted a black noddies in very close distance.
There were thousands of them or possibly more that migrate to the island between October and April.
Watch out! The birds could be pooping anywhere above you.
The camping area.
Approaching the other side of the island.
This is what we call a tropical getaway!!!
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.
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.
Sea shell by the sea shore ;p
Here's something to lighten up your day! A 180-degree horizontal panoramic view of the blue hues.