Sailing around the 74 Whitsunday Islands, with all meals cooked for you and nothing to do apart from take in the breathtaking sights and lounge in the sun, really was the life of riley! If I became rich, I would buya Catermarang ( but would have to have someone to sail it as that bit is hard work). On the other hand I think Laura would opt for the more cruise along smoothly kind of boat, as there were a number of times during the 3 day trip where she thought she was going to die, by being hurled off the boat into the ocean. It must have been a really big wave, that came along and she said goodbye to her mum and dad, and while me and Rach was really laughing at her, she was clinging onto the railings for dear life shouting "I love you mum"! Ha! The crew even played a trick on her and told her, she should only be worried if she saw him put his life jacket on and the next day he sped the boat up and put it on! Ha! Her face was a picture.
We had the best boat out of them all as the others we saw, the sails was almost horizontal and capsizing the boat! Ours had two big trampolines at each side and with only 17 people on board, it was really roomy (apart from the beds, which was a hole in the boat, with a little lid!).
The first day we sailed to Whitehaven beach. Once the boat was anchored, we got a lift to the beach, then had a walk up to the lookout point. The walk up was hilarious! There was no mention that it was thick sloppy mud, up hill. I managed to get stuck in the mud and was trying to pull my feet out so hard that it broke my thongs! My foot came out, but my shoe stayed in the mud and we had to prise it out! I had to complete the rest of the walk barefoot, sliding all over the place and up to my knees blathered in mud! Suppose some people do pay good money for that! Once we had reached the lookout point it was awsome and just looked like a postcard. The water was so clear, you could see the stingrays swimming in the ocean below. After this we climbed back down to Whitehaven beach, when I went flying and was plastered in mud from head to foot. The colours of the sea was amazing and the sand was so white it hurt your eyes to look at it! There were sharks swiming in the shallow water with us and you might wonder what those startreck suits we was wearing were? They was stinger suits for swimming and snorkling at there are jellys and stinging fish in the water. Sexy hey!
We spent the night time drinking under the stars and the days sailing, snorkling and sunbathing, while drifting along. The sailing involed a bit of work to get the sails up, but we just pretended to be asleep, until they cottened on and made us help out! It was brilliant, but definately not for Jill or Aunty Liz, you would have freaked, it was a wee bit rough! Ha! Even Loz, who thought she was going to die, enjoyed the trip - good job I took sea sick tablets though! We couldn't even drink all our goon as we the sea and a gooned hangover would have been leathal, as one guy found out and spent the whole day throwing up! Yak! Days after we still felt like we was sailing and kept loosing balance and walking into things! He!
The day we came back, we all met at beaches for free jugs of beer and bumped into Fay, who we did Fraser with and ended up going out with her! During the week we had two free nights accommodation at Magnums, so we went there, but it was the worst hostel I have seen in my life. It was like a dungeon and had mouse and rat traps in our room! While I was having a relapse and was sat outside beaches drunk, waiting patiently for someone to let me in the gate, when I wasn't even staying there any more, back at magmuns they had a cocroach experience! One of the lads in our room (in Loz's PJ'S on the pics, unkown to us he had done that and taken a picture on our camera while we was out until today!) woke up screaming as he had two cocroaches crawling on him!
Thats all for now, we spend our days lazed by the Lagoon, drinking blonde and not doing much else really, hope you are all well and good, we miss everyone lots. Nadz and Loz xxx