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#3: Sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef

Confession: I don’t like open water, I hate getting my face wet, and my idea of a swim is to the other side of the pool for a glass of ice-cold pink lemonade. So when I found myself fighting seasickness, on a sailboat, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, sporting an anti-jellyfish-sting suit—I had […]

November 22, 2011 Continue reading…

#4: Skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef at Mission Beach

“Well, it’s not like you ever hear about people coming down and saying, that was awful, I absolutely hated it, right? And you’re bloody here, so you know you’re going to do it. What’s the point of being nervous?” Those were the kind words of comfort I offered to the muscled, tattooed English man who […]

November 21, 2011 Continue reading…