hahahaha...how pitiful is that, I can't even count how many days its been, and actually I suppose I could but I'm not goonna...cuz I don't care.....its Monday AM - time to get out and do my second open water dive test today. yesterday went out the the Great Barrier Reef and did two dives. Its like swimming in a big aquarium without glass walls. The seas were pretty rough....so folks got sick.....and it was certainly a new experience for me. the swells got pretty serious towards the end of the trip....and on the trip home (about 1.5 hours), it was a trip for sure. Sea spray everywhere! The diving was spectacular. Nemos everywhere. ok ok...clown fish. and so so so so many others. I will have to learn all the names. Potato Cod....big friggin ugly looking grouper kinda thing....about the size of a person. Giant clams.....huge....and I mean huge! anyhow....I've been told that the expedition that I am going on is likely one of the best in Australia, and the places we will go ar one of the best dive experiences in the world! So for now...I should get my ass in gear and head out. I'll have two days of rest before going out on my liveaboard boat expedition, and will take dsome time them to hopeful.y post some pics and write a little more. So far so good. The sun is hugley powerful...yes I got burned...a little. The temps are in the 80's including the water. the beaches are priceless....as is all the scenery so far! cheers all!