Second Time Around travel blog

Home for five days

The ranch

We are on Lady Elliot Island, 30 minutes by air from the mainland. See for details.

Our highlights have been spotting manta rays from the comfort of a glass bottom boat; seeing turtles while snorkeling from the security of the glass bottom boat; getting a private wading tour of the tidal lagoon; and spotting a hatchling loggerhead turtle making its solitary way to the night sea.

On the other hand, I am intimidated by rough seas, tides, currents, and sea creatures. When we set off to do a self-guided snorkeling run, I was relieved when we decided conditions were beyond our skills.

And I am the son of a sailor.

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