well, just got back from my best 2 days in oz!!
mon afternoon we set sail from airlie beach on the boat 'new horizon' at 3ish. there was about 30 of us and 4 crew and we all had little bunk beds underneath the deck and a place to sunbathe on the top and a little table and kitchen and a couple of toilets and that was our home for 2 days and 2 nights! all the people on the boat with us were sooo nice and we got the ipods on stright away and siled out to a cool place in the middle of the whitsunday islands!
we sunbathed on the deck and played 'get to know you' games and lots of alcohol was involved, not always a good combo with the constant swaying haha opps. we moored up in the evening and had bbq fish and more drinks and stayed up late playing drinking games and listening to music. didnt go bed too late because we had to get up at 7 for our full day on tues!!
we were woken up by the dive instructer dave (ace guy) at 7 on tues and had brekkie and were dropped off at whitehaven beach at 8 in the morn for a few hours to bathe, swim and explore. it is without a doubt the most beautiful beach ive ever been on and had been voted 2nd best beach in the world. the sand is 98.9% silica so its just like talc and you can clean your jewellery, your body and your teeth with it its almost pure quartz. we didnt want to leave when our time was up but relectantly got back on the boat to head out to the great barrier reef to snorkel!
we got dropped in a bay over lots of coral and we had to wear wet suits because of the killer stingers in the water (very attractive, not) . we snorkelled there for about an hour and saw some amazing fish beautiful colours and bright coral. it was gorgeous although i panicked when they came up to my face haha after that we got back on to the boat and went to a lovely bay where every1 was jumping off the boat as ther sun was setting and liz did a topless jump for a free scuba dive haha legend. another wicked night of drinking and chatting and listenig to tunes in the middle of the ocean!
another early morning this morning and we jumped straight in and went on some even more amazing coral to snorkel. its so mad snorkelling the great barrier reef its a whole other world that you dont realise is there. some of the fish were huuuuuge!! we headed back to lad at 12ish today and our adventure was over. would like to write more but we are off on a big after party tonight so i have to go and get ready!!
loves x x x x x x