It was gently pointed out to me on twitter that I have neglected to add Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef to my bucket list. Complete oversight on my part as Australia has always been a country I have wanted to visit and scuba diving or even snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef should have be in my top 10 list of things to do. I am slightly embarrassed I missed it. See, that is the problem when you love to travel. There are SO many places to visit and explore that some destinations, no matter how much you have dreamed of them, get missed when you start writing it down. So, to the great people of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, my sincere apologies for neglecting to add you to my bucket list until now.

Cairns And The Great Barrier Reef

This is why my bucket list is always in a state of constant change. I really could just have one item on my list: The Entire World. Yes, I want to see it all, but unless I come into millions of dollars or blogging really starts paying off (ha ha) it is just not going to happen. I can, however, try to make it to as many countries as possible and I am really hoping Australia and the Great Barrier Reef is a possibility.

In the meantime I can thank the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef website for giving me a beautiful place to virtually visit and plan my someday visit.  The site is full of beautiful images and lots of great planning information. This excerpt from their site makes me want to catch a flight today.

“Diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are all part of everyday life in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Fly in a seaplane to a deserted sand cay to marvel at an aerial view of the Reef, dive with minke whales for a really big adventure, parasail from an island for an adrenalin rush or spy on baby turtles making their first dash for the freedom of the Coral Sea.”

That whimpering you hear is me as I am writing this post looking out at those pictures.