Sometimes the perks aren’t all that great

I had to escort passengers on a Barrier Reef experience out to Green Island. I loved the snorkelling last time and was eager to do it again.


Nope. I got so seasick that my passengers were looking after me! In my view, uncontrolled bodily fluids emissions definitely score you way down on the professional section of a trip report.

I counted them onto the boat ok but rapidly lost interest in their wellbeing after that. I’m pretty sure they all got onto the glass bottomed boat tour but I didn’t really care. I lay down on the beach and waited for the world to stop rocking.


Two hours lafer, a nice shade of tomato, I woke up just in time to get back on the boat and throw up some more on the return journey. For what it was worth, I contributed absolutely nothing to the well being of my clients.


Everybody thought it was extremely funny, including my colleague back on land. At one stageI believe I threatened to throw up on his shoes. I told him that I hated him. I think I even texted my boss to tell him that as well.


So, yeah. There are diamond days more frequently than not in the life of a tour guide but today was definitely stone.




About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.
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2 Responses to Sometimes the perks aren’t all that great

  1. Brad (Griff) says:

    Bugger. If I was still living up at Bloomfield, I’d have come down to visit 🙂

  2. quirkycharm says:

    Another time, another city? I travel a lot for work.

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