Monthly Archives: August 2018

The day we went to the Great Barrier Reef

We woke up and I got my iPad and read on it until it was time to got down to breakfast. After breakfast we went up to our room, and packed our bags that we were going to take to the reef. It was about a forty-five minute drive to get to the boat that was going to take us to the pontoon which is what they call the boat parked out on the reef. We changed into our swimsuits on the boat. When we got to the pontoon, we left our bags on the boat and went on the pontoon. When we got on to the pontoon we got our fins and snorkeling gear. Then we waited in line to get our wet suits. When we got our wet suits on we went down to the snorkeling platform. Right before we went into the water, a guy came up and took our picture. I was so excited that I put my snorkel in my mouth. When we had our fins and snorkeling gear on we, went into the water. The water was cold at first but after a while I got used to it. When we were snorkeling we saw many different kinds of fish and coral. One kind of coral was like spaghetti and it was red. It remind me of eating pasta. We even saw a turtle. After about forty-five minutes, we got out of the water and had lunch. For lunch I had ham, rice, and bread. After lunch we went to the underwater observatory, which is this thing that is under water and you can see the reef without getting wet. After we did that, we went to this thing called a semi submarine. The semi submarine is the thing that moves in the water and you can see the reef. After we did that, we went back on the boat. On the way back we saw some wales in the water. When we got back to the dock, we got off of the boat and drove back to our hotel. Then we had dinner and went to bed. Bye!