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Cairns, Queensland

Click here to see a Panormaic Image of Cairns and the Coral Sea.
Cairns at Dawn, from our hotelDawn in Cairns

Also from our hotel (The Pulman Reef Casino) across Admiralty Island
Cairns, opposite hotel
Cairns at Dawn, from our hotel
Cairns, Dawn from Hotel Balcony
Out on the barrier reef.  I'm the one in the half wet suit with the yellow snorkle.  I've got a girl in a bikini following me closely.  (some of us have it!)
On the Great Barrier Reef
Looking out of the glass-bottomed boat (A semi-submersible)
Looking out of the semi-submersible
Flying back to Cairns on a helicopter
In helicopter, leaving the reef
Leaving the platform, you can see the diving/cruise ship through the window.
In helicopter, leaving the reef, our boat through window.
In helicopter, leaving the reef
This was the semi-submersible we used.
In helicopter, leaving the reef
Parts of the Great Barrier Reef .  It stretches for miles and miles.
In helicopter, leaving the reef
In helicopter, leaving the reef In helicopter, leaving the reef
Lots of the reef is still building up, and breaking above the sea level.
In helicopter, leaving the reef
Sudden squal came out of nowhere
In helicopter, leaving the reef
In helicopter, leaving the reef In helicopter, leaving the reef
This sandy key is the only place actually on the reef that helicopters are allowed to land.
They must use pontoons elsewhere, to reduce marine polution and erosion of the reefs.
In helicopter, leaving the reef
First sight of Cairns coming in from the reef.
In helicopter, leaving the reef
In helicopter, leaving the reef In helicopter, leaving the reef
In helicopter, leaving the reef In helicopter, coming into Cairns.
In helicopter, coming into Cairns. In Love, and terrified of flying in a helicopter
Love in a Helicopter
Now getting slightly manic
Love in a Helicopter
Cairns from the Helicopter
Cairns from the Helicopter
Cairns from the Helicopter
Cairns, coming in to land
Cairns from the Helicopter
Cairns Airport
Cairns Airport from the Helicopter
Cairns Airport from the Helicopter Cairns Airport from the Helicopter
Cairns Airport from the Helicopter The helicopter we used.
Cairns Airport from the Helicopter