Tara and I were very excited for 3 days on the open ocean, basking in the sunshine, snorkeling the inner reef and relaxing. Well.... Mother Nature had a different plan. Unfortunately, it POURED rain and we had some pretty rough seas. We still managed to have a wonderful time and made some great friends. We had t look on the positive side of things. When you are snorkeling in the rain, it has no affect on how magical under the surface can be! The next few pages show pictures of our 3 day, 2 night trip with 20 strangers in the Whitsunday Islands out of Airlie Beach, Queensland.