Gav & Sarah's Travels
We'd been waiting for Airlie Beach for ages....its was supposed to be an amazing place n thats where we were going to be sailing from!!!!!n it definately was amazing!!!!!!we spend 2 n a half days sailing on a lush catamaran boat past the whitsunday islands!n we stayed on a island in a resort :o) so il start from the begining.... we arrives in airlie beach early in the morning n saet sail in the afternoon so we didnt bothere checking into the hostel we just put our bags in storage ready! we went to a group meeting where we met all our other sailing buddies....but the tour person didnt bother turning up until 45 minutes later!lol. so we were getting late...we went through all our do's n donts , got our snorkeling masks n headed of to the boat :o) so exciting hahah. that day all we did was sail to South Molle Island where we checked in...its a beautiful resort with only a few backpacker cabins!we were kept away from the other resort people...we had our own seperate bar etc but we got to use all the lush stuff like the pool,spa n they had a gym n golf course etc...didnt bother with that tho just the spa :o) we had all our food done for us everyday...mainly bacon n egg for brekkie, chicken salads for lunch n burgers,salads etc for dinner!nice not to have to cook for a change.lol. anyway we spent time in the spa then the bar in the nights!the boat could hold 60 people but there was only 28 of us...and only 9 of us ever bothered to stay up n got th the bar...strange people!haha. on our fist day sailing the weather was amazing n the sea was really calm, we sailed to Whitehaven beach which is absolutely gorgeous!!we sunbathed for a lil while then wed payed extra to do an introductory scuba dive!we decided to do a dive there instead of a proper dive in cairns cos im a baby n scared of the sea n cos we only actually went about 4 meters deep, we amazing to do though even though i spent the whole time linked arms on to our instructor who i later found out to be a baby of 19.....oh my god we risked our lives with a 19 year old surfer dude!!!argggh .lol. its a wierd feeling diving n i was soooo scared, gav enjoyed it he ended up getting lost from us with some other lad...lost at sea arggghhhh nah we soon found them.lol. ooo forgot to say when we got to whitehaven beach we all jumped of the boat n swam to the beach-arrgggghhh was wicked...never been in the sea like that properly...too scared normally but i didnt want to be like some of the silly girlies who didnt want to get wet!!!was wicked fun!!!after a long lazy afternoon we swam back to the boat had lunch then headed back to the island, for a fun night in the spa then the bar for dinner n fun....we were lucky (well maybe unlucky) enough to have 2 irish lads n 2 irish girlies on our boat n the kept us entertained 24/7.... with their irish dancing,eating a whole lemon including skin, n silly antics hahaahh. the next day we sailed for ages to cook island where we all jumped of the boat n did some snorkeling...we wicked...i was a scaredy cat....scared of the lil fishies haha, but gav was like a dolphin n i kept loosing him lol. was good fun but the water was a lil rough so got mega tired!.... back on the boat we had some more food :o) lol. n headed back to Airlie beach.. on the way we saw 3 dolphins n a whale with a baby whale :o) was awsome.....except the sea was rough that dat n i spent most of the time at the back of the boat...a nice shade of green wanting to be sick!!!luckily i never.lol. so back on firm land.....wed had an amazin time sailing :o) n got good tans too cos just spend all day sunbathing on the deck!back at airlie beach we had a lil get together with some people off the boat that night n spent the next day on the beach....no sun that day tho :o( n we left the next day.....