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Christmas Day In The Tropics

December 19, 2013

Some Christmases stand out more than others and this one a few years ago was one of our best ever. We were invited by friends to join them on their boat and flew to Cairns on Christmas Eve to get on board. We motored through the night and awoke on Christmas Day in what I can only describe as Paradise. I was so excited that I was up early to see the sunrise over the ocean. We were at Flinders Cay, 100 nautical miles due east of Cairns with not another boat in sight. In fact it was such an isolated place that as we walked through the crowds of birds, they just hopped out of our way and landed back where they had been. I think they rarely saw humans! There’s a weather station on one end. The weather and visibility in the water were absolutely perfect and we were able to swim, fish, relax, and of course eat and drink, as you do in the festive season!
So wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this Christmas I hope it’s an enjoyable one. Thank you for watching my blog this year and I look forward to another interesting year of blog posts in 2014.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise Hoath permalink
    December 19, 2013 10:10 pm

    Mary,
    It reminds me of our Maldives boat trip earlier this year. I just love your blogs just wish I had more time.

  2. December 19, 2013 11:23 pm

    I’d LOVE to go to the Maldives Denise – it’s on my wish list.

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