It’s a deliciously life changing experience. Above and below the waters too. I’m in this tiny (one mile long,) remote Lady Elliot Island which shimmers in the turquoise blue waters of Australia’s Great Barrier reef. Peter Gash the gallant owner of the island, flies me in his tiny plane and the colourful, naked beauty of nature seduces. He has been dedicatedly reforesting this island and preserving the pristine marine life (I snorkel and dive for the first time)and running this amazing 41 room eco resort. In the midst of this raw nature the brilliant Chef Mitch conjures a gourmet meal from Moreton Bay Bugs in a coconut Asian sauce to handmade Salted Caramel Macarons.
We feast on the beach and right there in the azure sunset flecked waters the sea turtles, whales, dolphins dance to a divine rhythm.
P.S. I love the India connection…this remote island is named after the Lady Elliot ship built in Calcutta. Named after the governor of India’s wife it was the ship in which the island was discovered. Jai hind!