I really should be paying attention. I’m back on day one of yet another semester back at the university. I can’t say that I’m excited but I’m going to try my hardest to do a lot better than last semester. I didn’t do awfully last semester though. What I worked hard on, I did quite well and better than I thought.
A few things have happened over the last few weeks but this was the biggest:
Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef
I just got back from spending a week in Cairns. If you have no idea what that is, you can either click the link I just made or I can let you know that it’s near the Great Barrier Reef. It is basically THE place to go if you want to go scuba diving and/or snorkelling. I went snorkelling because scuba diving freaks me out a little bit–something about the tanks exploding or running out of air. It was really beautiful and I am hoping one day that I can go again.
As you may have read earlier, Melbourne was freezing cold at the time so it was nice to get out of the cold, wet, windy weather and go into something that resembles late spring or early summer. I wouldn’t be able to do this in Melbourne at this time of the year anyway:
The day after spending some time in the sun, I went to do a few things around and in the reef.
When I was on the reef, I decided that I was going to go snorkelling but was going to go without the wet suit (which I liked wearing, I’ll have to buy one I guess).
It was a bit too much for me, I think. It was a really nice visit to the reef and I know I’m not sharing everything with you but if you were my Facebook friend, you’d see a whole lot more! (This isn’t an invitation because I tend to only add people that I know personally.)
After a few days, my friend and I went to Kuranda by train but I wasn’t feeling great at this time and had started getting a pretty nasty cold (probably from the airport in Melbourne since it sounded like a doctor office’s waiting room at the time). I had also taken some of that anti-drowsiness cold medicine that makes me feel quite drowsy anyway. It was a nice ride up there, the ride back was a little boring though (like this post).
So there you have it. I got home, got sicker and I am still recovering! All in all, it was a really nice trip and definitely one of my nicest. I got a lot of nice pictures there (most of them weren’t taken by me) and had an awesome time.
Trips like this remind me why I love calling Australia home. I look around at the beauty that surrounds me and still can’t believe that I am lucky to live in such a great place and have some of the best, most awesome friends. I don’t know if that’s something that I’m going to give up easily.
Moving will not be an easy thing to do when I do it but now I really doubt that it will be at the end of the year now. I must keep chugging along!