What I learnt last month: 11th August 2016

Romance on holiday?!

Those of you who know me will understand that when I write a title called romance on holiday, what follows will not be of the flowers and candlelight variety. I love my husband, but he doesn’t do romance, which is of course why I spend my days imagining it – then writing about it.

During our adventure to Australia last month though, I was treated to the most beautiful heart I’ve ever come across. Called Heart┬áReef, it was a stunning collection of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart.

Heart reef

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Heart reef

 

Located in Hardy Reef,┬áin the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, it has to be viewed from the air as it’s a World Heritage site. Apparently it’s been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years – you just have to let the helicopter pilot know what you’re planning.

Needless to say our pilot wasn’t troubled by any great romantic gestures from our party (my husband and our two teenage boys). Still, travelling in a helicopter over the most beautiful reef in the world with the people most dear to you is plenty special enough.

Below a few more photos from our amazing time on the Barrier Reef.

 

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A and me

Gorgeous blue coral - pestered the boys to take a picture of this instead of the big fish they kept chasing.

Gorgeous blue coral – pestered the boys to take a picture of this instead of the big fish they kept chasing.

The big fish the boys finally captured on camera.

The big fish the boys finally captured on camera.

A and me

Reef from chopper 1

Heart reef