So, I flew to Airlie beach on the 14th of September 2009, and started work on the 15th of September 2009 on Daydream Island as a portrait photographer. let me tell you something... that s*** was CRAZY!!!
A lot of things happened during my time on Daydream Isl. Dena broke up with her bf of 2 years and travelling partner. That was rough. There was a breakout of scabies (HAHA!!)numerous break-ups and hook-ups between the staff. People stealing buggies, nearly drowing in pools, breaking bones and splitting heads open.
I witnessed 2 staff parties, Under the Sea and Halloween. Countless farewells, but nothing more memorable than Jake's Formal farewell party, where everyone had to dress up in their best. I had my fave maxi dress destroyed that night by Tom.
I dont think I have ever had so much fun in my life. Daydream is a beautiful place, but being stuck on a rock 1km long does your head in after a while. I lived with the Beautiful Dena, my partner in crime and also my work buddy. My neighbours Leigh and Russell were legendary, so was everyone who lived in room 43. I will never forget that room. I had to say goodbye to some amazing people there. Richie-roo, Cam, Tom, Leigh, Roxy, Alex, Timmy, Fran, Josh, Brad, Bryce, Jakey and so many others, if I was to name them all, it would take me century.
We had so many fun times over on Airlie Beach. The night life over there is insane for such a small place. many mornings, Dena and I would wake up from 2 hours of sleep and drag ourselves from the hostel to get on the 7am ferry back to Daydream to do a 10 hour day. Taking piccies of little kids holding baby bamboo sharks, patting stingrays, kids falling off the banana rides 10 times and screaming their lungs out on jetskis.
So far, all I can say is... I LOVE THE WHITSUNDAYS!!