We were all pretty excited to get out to the crest today and head into deeper water to see some more of the bigger coral structures, and it did not disappoint! But first, my day first started by going out with some other students to get some early snorkeling in with the sunrise, and it was a beautiful morning to be able to see the sun rays come through the water to light up the corals for us even more. It helps me to feel like Im getting more experience with snorkeling and getting more confident in my swimming. Our excitment to get on the boat and head to the outter crest was like a child's! We hollered and laughed all the way there, and once we got to the spot and jumped in it was amazing to see what was underneath. Underneath it felt like a whole new world was happening right in front of me, and almost overwhelming to see all the movements and coral structures that were established there.
I wish I had my camera with me to document the reef the way I saw it, but I will always remember it in my mind and hope that someone else caught the beauty. Im just thankful and grateful I get to see and experience this amazing ecosystem that co-habitats with one another. It has been really cool learning about the inhabitants of the reef and their relationships they have to be able survive with each other and in the reef.
We all were stressing about the test and studying for it the whole time, up until we actually took it...We were all relieved to finally have it over and done with so we could focus on other projects and free time. It was a long day of being in the sun and swimming, and I could feel it...I was tired and crashed mid into writing this blog. We will be doing some more swimming tomorrow due to the weather that would make it hard to get out into the water. Onto the next day!
G'day Mates! My name is Tia Jeppesen. I would love to introduce myself about who I am; where I am from, and also blog about this once in a lifetime experience in the beautiful country of Australia.