Bashfuls New Years Eve day


Back we are with the travels of our guest Bashful
New years eve for us usually involves staying put at home with all the furries..of course we were away this time so we needed to do something a bit different.
We decided to spend the day at the Great Barrier Reef.
I have had the absolute joy of visiting this reef 4 times..this time we were at the top part of the reef so I was really looking forward to this!

The company we went with was http://www.silverseries.com.au and the catamaran we took was the Silverswift which left from Cairns.
The day started early in the morning..on board all drinks and morning teas were included and the lunch was a smorgasboard of salads and cold meats and prawns, hot meals and breads the whole works also afternoon tea, cakes and cheeses and crackers and we would be glad because with 3 different reef stops and a total of 5 hours in the water we worked up a huge appetite!
Please enjoy a snorkel with us as we show you our own beautiful Wonder of the world..and yes I noted some coral bleaching has occurred and so we must all play our part in being gentle with the environment ..as much as this Great Barrier Reef is Australian through and through it belongs to YOU to..it is there for the whole world and let us hope it continues to be.

I hired an underwater camera for the day as I was not keen on fiddling with settings etc and knew he camera would be already set for the underwater pictures..the photographer, continuing our small world discussion used to live in our state not far from hubbies uncle and was in the CFA there..small world..

Awaiting the catamaran for our departure at Cairns Marina

Awaiting the catamaran for our departure at Cairns Marina

Looks like Bashful is ready for another down under adventure!

Looks like Bashful is ready for another down under adventure!

A perfect day for a reef trip

A perfect day for a reef trip

Fozziedad took Bashful in his special scuba gear so I could capture his day

Fozziedad took Bashful in his special scuba gear so I could capture his day

The scuba divers bubbles look so pretty with the light reflecting off them

The scuba divers bubbles look so pretty with the light reflecting off them

Crazy Fozziedad..him and Bashful photo bombing

Crazy Fozziedad..him and Bashful photo bombing

Such pretty coloured fish

Such pretty coloured fish

More cute fish

More cute fish

Reef structures

Reef structures

Elusive fish..followed him for awhle

Elusive fish..followed him for awhle

The Photgrapher having a moment with the Maori Wrasse..he was a very inquisitive fish!

The Photgrapher having a moment with the Maori Wrasse..he was a very inquisitive fish!

More beauty

More beauty

Birds eye view

Birds eye view

Near the surface and the fish all gather

Near the surface and the fish all gather

The Wrasse back for more fun

The Wrasse back for more fun

Coral and colour

Coral and colour

Hi there cutie!

Hi there cutie!

A meeting place

A meeting place

Hey Bashful has the hang of this alright!

Hey Bashful has the hang of this alright!

Imagine the fun of a big kiss from this guy!

Imagine the fun of a big kiss from this guy!

Got to be quick to catch these guys!

Got to be quick to catch these guys!

Hi Bashful!

Hi Bashful!

Wow what an amazing fish..i got to pat him and pure muscle! I have never been that close before!

Wow what an amazing fish..i got to pat him and pure muscle! I have never been that close before!

And a great pic with our guest Bashful!

And a great pic with our guest Bashful!

Day over and we head back home

Day over and we head back home

Bashful thanks the catamaran pilot for a great day!

Bashful thanks the catamaran pilot for a great day!

And  I learnt that the 'watch yourstep' signs on the catamaran shoud be duly noted..5 times I stubbed this toe...ending up with a super sore toe that looked like an Eggplant!

And I learnt that the ‘watch yourstep’ signs on the catamaran shoud be duly noted..5 times I stubbed this toe…ending up with a super sore toe that looked like an Eggplant!


I will continue with our New Years Eve tomorrow! have a great day xx

89 thoughts on “Bashfuls New Years Eve day

  1. oh this time it was down under literally! This stone saw more things than any human! And it’s breathtaking how wonderful this slice earth can be! Hope the toe is better, that’s a super mean ouchie… it reminds me about my bad experiences with that “jesus sandals” as I was a teen :o)

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    • Easy he sure was down under πŸ™‚ and yes this earth is far more beautiful than we deserve I think πŸ™‚ he has seen a lot in his travels ! and yikes..i ended up gong for an xray when I got home it was so fat and sore…still sore..and yes the Jesus sandals of my youth had a lot to answer for..as did my ‘treads’…yowsha πŸ™‚ xxx

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    • Thank you so much Annie πŸ™‚ I am kinda jealous of myself πŸ™‚ it was a wonderful time and a really fully adventure packed time! I am sure Bashful will sleep like a rock when he gets home hahaahah πŸ™‚ lves Bev xx

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    • Indeed we always feel so lucky when we get the chance to do something like this Sue πŸ™‚ that big fish is beautiful and gentle πŸ™‚ and hey are known as the Labradors of the sea as they are so friendly..they used to be hunted for eating but now are protected πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  2. Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    These pictures are beyond beautiful! The water is so clear and sparkly. And the fish – WOW! I’ve never seen fish so colorful or BIG. You know that dad is in awe of little Nemo. I wanna go! Friends – check out Bashful’s BIG adventure under water – WOW! XOXO – Bacon

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    • It’s better but still sore ..urghh idiot me hahaha πŸ™‚ surprised o could get my flippers on and off hahahah πŸ™‚ no he is a Wrasse Gropers are a tad intimidating I agree πŸ™‚ this guy has he nickname the Labrador of the sea as they are so friendly πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  3. WOW! Bashful went snorkeling? SOOOOOO COOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ This must be like the best vacation EVER for him! He’s really having the time of his life, huh? Does he even want to go back home? πŸ˜‰ Smooches, Roxy & Tigerlino ❀

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    • Sammy it sure did match! got even more pretty as he days went I hahaaha πŸ™‚ still sore too ouch! I hope Bashful has had fun:) we try and keep the little guy busy πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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        • Sammy us mums always do that! they could not see any obvious breaks but yes I think I did..it matches the other tootsie I broke years ago and by they hurt for ever! maybe mum and I need tootsie protectors..oh that;s right they are called shoes hahaaah πŸ™‚ 67! no way….uh uh… xx

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  4. granny…de food serviss gurl iz rite !!! ewe take mega awesum total lee rockin soooper kewl fantastic fotoz…

    N WE COULD SEW LIVE THER!!!! DE FISH…..DE GLORIOUZ FISH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯
    πŸ˜‰

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    • Guys i KNEW you would love the fishies hahahaah πŸ™‚ all those sweet fishies hhahaahah πŸ™‚ thankyou for the compliments πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxxx ❀ ❀

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  5. Breath taking photo Bev! Love the Maori fish…he is cute in a weird & wonderful way!!
    Bashful went snorkelling?? Amazing! That rock gets around more than most of us humans, hahahaha!!!
    Happy new year to al.
    Love Sherri-Ellen & ‘Purrince’ Siddhartha x0x0x0

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  6. Thanks sweets πŸ™‚ yes Bashful sure gets bang for his buck on his travels:) the Wrasse is so lovely..he had some wounds on his head which they were keeping an eye on they did not know what had happened to him 😦 poor sweetie Happy New Years to you all too Loves Bev xx

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    • LOL he sure does! I bet he has more ‘air miles’ then some humans πŸ˜‰
      The Maori Wrasse IS lovely….I am sorry he was hurt tho. Do Wrasses fight or could it have been another sea creature?
      So far it has been a fairly HAPPY New Year minus the frazzled PC & a Hyperostosis flare-up & the 5 feet of snow, hahahaha!
      Love S-E.

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      • Glad so far the New year has behaved..i d not think they fight they think he may have been caught up in something or maybe a bigger fish has had a go at him..love his blue lips πŸ™‚ Loves bev xx

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  7. Beautiful photos Bev and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy New Years. I had a lovely day too, beautiful Queensland, views back of Glass House mountains wandering around beautiful spot, outrageous humidity listening 2 fab, celtic bands and others and driving through fab rainforest to calls of bell birds.

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    • He sure is Ellen πŸ™‚ such a sweet and curious critter πŸ™‚ thankyou it was a great adventure indeed πŸ™‚ ad every holiday we try and see as much as we can of nature πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • M.K what a wonderul compliment! I feel very humble πŸ™‚ Bashful sure is one lucky guy! and even though we found there was a bit of water in his ‘scuba gear’ he didn’t complain haahhah πŸ™‚ loves BevXX

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    • Bwahaah yes food gets me all WOW too guys! πŸ™‚ and yes Bashful missed out n nothing..we made sure he felt included in all activities…well most bwahahaahah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Me too! and thankyou so much πŸ™‚ it is really such a wonderful world under the sea..and such diversity in one area is astounding! another reminder we are very small in the grand scheme of things and need to be so wary of all we leave behind for others πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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    • Haahah he was well safe in Fozziedads grasp πŸ™‚ as indeed I would have a hard tme explaining to Bacon that his rock was “swimming with the fishes” hahahaah thankyou sweet ones πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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  8. Oh WP is driving me crazy. Can’t find any REPLY button under your comments to keep the thread going…now I see what you mean Bev!
    The New Year is just here. I have no expectations of it being great….as long as it is quiet I am happy πŸ˜‰
    I hope the Wrasse will recover; he is such a darling…
    Love S-E. ❀

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  9. OMG! I don’t dive, but I love to snorgle. Peter does have his scuba license tho he hasn’t done a ton of diving but he is ready to try the GBR! Fab photos, you encourage me to post my photos of our Hump Back whale watch on a sail boat last Sept. Photos don’t compare to yours, but it was incredible

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    • Oh I bet Peter would love it! I have had a brief diving experience which I had 2 panic attacks haahha I got water in my mask and panicked and tried to pull it off haha not wise that far under! the diver got me back up and I did the same thing! then the third time I was in heaven! and would love to learn properly.Phil couldn;t do it fullsop..he freaked right out..it has taken a few trips for me to help him get confident with snorkelling πŸ™‚ an please pop the whale pics up..i love them we have ha several fantastic whale watches and my don’t they take your breath away ..I will try and find some also..got some good mum and calf arials the time my daughter and I took a chopper flight back from the reef..amazing creatures πŸ™‚ loves Bev..pee ess you ever get down here I strongly suggest a trip to the reef πŸ™‚ xx

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  10. What a treat to see this place, the mountain with all the vegetation so many unusual plants. Never see anything like it in Ohio. You got your own special tour how terrific and thanks for showing it to us.
    Sweet William The Scot

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    • Thankyou Sweet William and you are very welcome! it is a lovely part of our country and we would love to re visit one day! sending love to you and Lee and hugs as well Fozziemum xxx

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