Wow what a day!!! A nice 6.30 early start and i had a lil treat of being woken up at 4am by some randomer jumping on my bed!!! As we boarded the boat we received our snorkels and flippers, Erick decided to dress as a smurf to prevent further sunburn which made the while day quite comical!!!
In the morning we snorkelled at sandras on Norman reef which brought to life the reason it's one of the 'wonders of the world'! The amazing colours and vast types of fish made me feel like I was actually a marine animal!!! Matt had his underwater camera and as he was diving down for a photo next to a huge clam which intrigued him as it kept snapping shut, he cut his back open on the sharp coral!!! No word of a lie, within minutes, Erick and Dave were shouting 'shark' and swimming after it! All I could think was 'omfg' as visions of the shark fatalities news coverage in western Australia sprung to mind!!! However it turned out the White nosed shark was more scared of them and swam off pretty quickly!!!
In the afternoon we went to turtle reef and although I didn't see a turtle, 'I found Nemo' and stayed above him for ages watching him nibble on lil bits and bobs! However he wasn't the one out the cartoon as he had two fins, maybe he's a distant relative! By this time the guys were back on the boat and I got chatting to a guy from India who had an underwater camera and courageously clung to the side of the boat for dear life! I told him about Nemo but he didn't fancy swimming out so off I went out alone with this amazing piece of equipment! And yes, it happened, I spotted a shark down below and started swimming away pretty quickly as my heart felt like it was gonna burst out my chest! For a few seconds there, the mean lil b***** was actually following me but then I lost sight of him and continued playing with my underwater toy!!!
Back off down to the esplanade (park with pool and bbqs) for another 'shrimp on the barbie'!!! Will look forwards to hearing more army stories off Erick of how his steroid head colleague had IBS and used the bottom of his poison ivy ridden trousers to wipe his ass ha ha
I learnt tonight that Dave, the guy from Portsmouth is a 'grinder'!!! Yes girls I know you don't have a clue what that is and neither did I! He travels the world and makes his living playing poker, I wouldn't of believed that anybody could actually prosper from gambling but he is living proof that these people do exist!!!
I'd just sat down at the esplanade to eat my chicken wrap and my phone rang! It was a lady from 'safe places', a residential home that I'd applied for whilst at the ranch! I had a taxing 40 minute phone interview (vodka in hand) and had to blag my knowledge of the service as I really couldn't remember exactly what it did! However I must have done pretty well as she told me not to break my neck getting to Brisbane and call her for an official interview upon my arrival!!! Working in residential care is challenging at the best of times let alone in Australia where the relationship with aboriginal families is still extremely strained, however if I get the job, it will be just like being back at the youth offending service I'm sure!!!
I'm up at 5am to catch the greyhound bus down south so I left the guys as they attended gilligans 'jelly wrestling' party, somehow I don't think that's really my scene!!!
Don't have a clue where I'm gonna get off the bus tomorrow, will have to wait and see who I meet and what the guide says, it's a hard life hey!!!