Day 125 and it was another earlyish start, even though there was nothing for us to do as it was chucking it down.Burns came back from town after being on the internet and having a Maccy D's for breakfast while the rest of us did nothing until the rain stopped.When it did, we headed to Peterpans travel agency, purely cause they offer free internet.After a hour or so on facebook and generally messing about on the net, we tried to explore the rest of Airlie Beach and we soon realised there isn't anything to do here.Luke went off to buy a pair of shorts with pockets on, while I went on the web to upload some photos.After that we booked a cheap room for the day we got back after the sailing trip (only $22 per night) at a hostel called Magnums.We then hired our Stinger suits for the sailing as the water would be home to jellyfish, stingrays and stingers.The rain started again so we did nothing all afternoon until 5pm when we went and got a free didgeridoo lesson which was highly amusing with us lot just making fart noises.For dinner we had pasta and mince in our room while having an epic TV session, watching Neighbours, Simpsons, The Hills, and some other rubbish called Gossip Girl.At about 9 I started reading but soon felt tired and went to sleep, while the others watched more TV and then went to sleep themselves.
Day 126 and I woke about 8am after my 12 hour sleep to find ants all over the floor.Another amazing thing was it wasn't raining! We had to check out by 10, but we stayed in the room afterwards so we could watch TV.The girls were watching Americas Next Top Model, utter drivel.For lunch we had subways, and then headed to our Whitsundays briefing.After the briefing we walked to the jetty for 230 for a 3pm departure.It was so hot and humid the river down my back was the worst ever.Just after 3 we boarded our catamaran with the other 40 people in our group, and headed out to The Whitsundays.After 2 hours of sailing and calm waters (but very overcast) we reached South Molle Island where we would be sleeping for our 2 nights away.On the Island, we were told that all the facilities which we were told about when we booked the tour, were actually shut for maintenance.The only things open were the bar and swimming pool which was actually the only things we would have used.After seeing Luke do a Backslapper and Burns do some epic diving in the pool, we headed to the bar about 7 for dinner and some drinks.Dinner was chicken and salad which was really good.The drinking games then commenced.About 40 people lined up at a long table and played, 'Swap Tops' which meant you and the person next to you had to finish your drink and then swap tops with them.The twist was, the seating was all boy girl boy girl.I think I ay have ruined our friend Jen's vest top while Luke and Burns looked hilarious in Helens and Emma's tight tops.We were the only residents on the Island and the barman seemed to join in the fun as he was drinking and was handing out beer for any price.I only had $10 when they cost $12 and he said not to worry and even gave us a free refill when he took a jug away which had a tiny bit left in.Eventually we got to bed at 1am, but we didn't really prepare for the 6am start we had tmoro!
Day 127 and we had to drag ourselves out of bed at 630am pretty hung-over and we headed to breakfast which was bacon, egg, and bread.By 730 we were all at the Jetty waiting for the boat as were to head to Whitehaven Beach, which we learned is the most photographed beach in the world.The boat ride was a bit rough, and Burns who has a bad rep with sea sickness was just about keeping breakfast down.It was pretty overcast but still really hot and after a while I went indoors and fell asleep on the seats out of the sun. We reached Bettys beach at 11am and went in the sea, before we found out that there were stingers in the sea, but they weren't very obvious.After an hour or so lying on the beach we got the small jet boat back to the catamaran and had lunch on board, sandwiches.At about 1 we sailed north to do some snorkeling.Laura and Rich didn't fancy getting in the water, so me Helen, Luke and Emma, got into our skin tight stinger suits and jumped into the sea, and made our way to the coral.The water was pretty rough and I was shattered swimming 20 metres.The coral was pretty good, and I even say a small stinger floating about, before I got back in the jet boat and headed to the catamaran with the others. Luke then did some flips off the boat for people's entertainment, while I just did some diving.The sail back to the Island was rough and again I fell asleep indoors.When I woke there was about 10 others asleep on the floor and all over the tables.Once back, we all went in the pool again, and chilled out before dinner.Dinner was steak and salad, and then we drank for a bit but nothing to the scale of the night before.At about 9pm we all headed to our room and had a chill before bed as we needed to be up at 8am to leave the Island.
Day 128 and the early start was a lot easier without a hangover.At breakfast loads of rainbow lorikeets were flying about trying to get hold of our cereal and toast.They were very aggressive and even came up to you and started biting our toast and drinking the milk.At one point one guy who was sitting on his own got ambushed by about 10 and couldn't get rid of them by waving his arms so gave in and walked away while they gorged on his food.Luke had several attack him and one even crawled about on his head going for his toast as he put it to his mouth.We were on the boat by 9 and the ride to Blue Pearl Bay was very choppy and a lot of people looked rather pale and green.At about 10 when we arrived we were told about a fish we might see when snorkeling called Elvis.Laura decided to come in the water this time but Burns again gave it a miss.As soon as I fell into the sea, I could see Elvis.He was 3 foot long, black and green and had massive eyes.He soon swam off, but there were loads of other fish to look at.The coral was much better than yesterday and the fish were more abundant.Unfortunately for one guy we knew called Nick, he got stung on his lips and face by a stinger.He said it was fine, just like a bad stinging nettle, but his girlfriend was so distraught she started crying.Back on the boat we had lunch and fed the Bat fish with bread.We then made way for the mainland again, but it started chucking it down so all 40 people had to get under the covers which led to some nasty smells and everyone being very sweaty.We arrived back about 2pm and checked into Magnums.Our greyhound bus north had been cancelled and so had many others so we decided that we would need to head south.We had free dinner at Koalas and then had some free beer with the other members of our trip.After several games of pool and more free drinks we headed to another bar.At about 1 me and Helen went to bed while Laura, Luke, Rich and Emma went to a nightclub called Africa, which Luke can't even remember!