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Flying high with Nautilus

So, Mum had been having a pretty good unbirthday so far, but things were about to get even better…

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After taking a few s-heli-fies (I totally just made that up on the spot, lets make them a thing), and after considering submitting them to Rich Kids of Instagram, we hopped on board and prepared for lift off.

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^^^Here’s my post diving hair and make-up free face to enjoy. You’re welcome.

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^^^Mum was pretty chill about the whole thing.

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Then suddenly – we were off! High above the reef we’d just been diving on and starting to comprehend how big the GBR really is.

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They don’t call it ‘great’ for nothing, and you never really get a sense of the scale of it until you see it from above.

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Flying down the East Coast to New Zealand was pretty impressive but we were too high to really see any details. This was a little different!

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We flew over Michaelmas reef and got a glimpse of Spirit Cay, a little baby sand cay just poking it’s nose out.

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Off in the distance there was Michaelmas Cay and all the boats anchored up taking day trippers out to experience a slice of paradise.

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And, of course, Vlassoff Cay, which has already featured on this blog  and is one of the most beautiful places I’ve set foot on/seen from the air.

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Off in the distance, floating in the middle of an array of blues, was Green Island the reef almost visible.

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It seemed like we’d only just taken off when the helicopter pulled towards land.

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It was such a cool 15 minutes, and a great thing to experience especially as we felt like VIPs not having to get the boat home with the rest of the other plebs…ha!

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