We get instructed about the life vest by David O'Brian
It is Thanksgiving day in the US. We call Sara and talk to Dana E. wishing them a happy Thanksgiving at 6 am local time 2pm in the midwest the day before. After breakfast we depart to board a large boat (100 foot catamarand) We head for Michaelmas Cay about 2 hours out ( around 5-6 miles from shore). The Cay is a bird reserve and has a sandy beach from which to snorkel. John and I get the equipment to work and actually can see coral and a few fish. I see an angle fish and blue and yellow fish. We go back to our catamarand on the Beach Buggy to have lunch. I ride on a semi submersible and find it somewhat anticlimatic-- can see better coral variety but few fish. Rocking motion made me feel queasy. We motor back to Cairns with a short "sail" on the way before docking at the marina. The short sail had a calming effecgt on me. Then we had a swim in the Oasis pool, then to dinner, and to bed.