After an hours drive we arrived in Airlie beach. We checked into our hotel and were told we would be sharing a dorm with Anouk and Sjoerd, they are stalking us. We went down to the lagoon and bumped into Sophie, so we spent the afternoon chilling out. We treated ourselves to our first McDonalds in 7 months, and then went to a bar for a few drinks before catching an early night for an early start in the morning.
Meeting at the marina, we waited for the arrival of our crew who would be taking us around the Whitsunday’s on a boat.
After waiting for what seemed like forever we were taken on to our Yacht, “Broomstick” and started our trip. It was a really nice day, the sun was out and we were all happy. We all had a go at the sailing, I was first to put up a sail, albeit very slowly, it was good fun. There were only 8 other people on our boat so it was cool and not too crowded. Rog was extremely happy as it meant he had more food, the fatty. For the next 3 days and 2 nights we sailed all around the Whitsunday islands, we went snorkeling a couple of times in our very sexy Stinger suits and saw some massive fish. Anouk and I couldn’t stop laughing every time we got in the sea, so we weren’t that successful. Rogers mask leaked a few times, and he ended up again scratching his foot on the coral, looked nasty. On the second day we went to the beautiful White haven beach and the Hill inlet, which had breathtaking views. On the boat to the beach we saw some turtles which were quite big, and some dolphins it was cool. Rog saw some sharks and stingrays although they kept swimming away from him. The food we had was really good, so all happy on that front. An amazing BBQ on our last night with a lot of alcohol, and the most beautiful sunset we’d ever seen ended off a really good 3 days.
We ventured back to Airlie beach on a different boat, as “broomstick” was in a race that day. The skipper and deck mate were weird, bit sleazy and annoying. Rog and Sjoerd kept impersonating his horrible voice for days, really funny although they both became slightly obsessed with it. We spent the evening getting a bit drunk and lots of dancing. We had a really wicked time at the Whitsunday’s; it was so relaxing and so much fun.