Wharf Street Docks / Port Douglas (Queensland), Australia
Used to help protect from the intense sun, these perforated metal awning covers were much appreciated as we waited on the docks to depart for a day of diving at the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. It is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 1,600 miles over an area of 133,000 square miles and can be seen from outer space. Port Douglas, located on the coast of tropical Queensland, is one of the most popular departure points for exploring the reefs.