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3… 2… 1… Action: Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands

It is 5:15am and the sun has not yet broken the horizon over the Coral Sea, yet the sky exhibits wondrous colors as we sail for the Great Barrier Reef. Watch the relaxing video below:

Sailing back to Able Point Marina, the aqua water is nothing short of mesmerizing. Two sailing tenders trail Anaconda III as the Whitsunday Islands lurk around us. View the tranquil sea in almost HD below:

- Greg and Ash

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    I missed doing something like this. It's been 3 or 4 years since I last visited the Great barrier reef with some friends.

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