Australia Part III – Fitzroy Island//January 28, 2009

Sadly it was time to leave Lizard, which would be my favorite of the tree islands we visited. Random factoid – the Great Barrier Reef has 600+ islands. Which obviously means I need to start planning my next trip!

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We flew from back to Cairns and from there, hopped a ferry to Fitzroy Island, and island which we would sadly be on for less than 24 hours. But we packed a lot in, lemme tell ya!

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The tropics are so… tropical.

First stop? Nudey Beach. Get your mind out of the gutter; it’s not a clothing optional beach. It is, however, blessed with great snorkeling. It was here that I was thrilled to see my first – an only – sea turtle on this trip. After stripping off our snorkel suits, we headed to the next logical place – the pool bar!

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After a few sun-soaked hours, I headed off to my room for a shower and a nap. I emerged just in time for sunset, dinner, and drinks. Is my timing impeccible or what?

All too soon it was morning and we ferried back to the mainland and headed to our final destination – Brisbane.


Award-winning wedding photographer Lori Barbely splits her time between Orlando, Florida and the New York/New Jersey area. She is also a seasoned traveler and is available for national and international destination weddings. Lori’s unobtrusive manner allows her to capture the moments of your wedding day in a fresh, fun style. Every love story is unique and Lori strives to capture the emotional aspects of each wedding to tell each couples love story. Her work has been featured in Brides Magazine, The Knot Florida, US Weekly, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, and numerous wedding blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Channel, Celebrity Bride Guide, and Moment Junkie. In addition to weddings, Lori is available for engagement sessions, family and kids portraits, maternity photos, newborn photos, and pet portraits.

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