Whitsundays and Airlie Beach 25th February – 27th February
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Whitsundays and Airlie Beach 25th February - 27th February
I arrived in Airlie beach around 9am after an overnight bus journey and headed straight to the office where I had to check in to for my sail around the Whitsundays. I met a girl called Vren from Canada. We then took a shower around the side of the local lagoon (we got some very odd looks). We then just hung around until it was 2pm to get our boat. I arrived on board the Tongarra to find that I was on a boat for the next 2 days and 2 nights with 20 girls and 3 guys (really not my cup of tea). About an hour in after all the safety briefings we then saw grey clouds in front of us and rain. We all decided to hit the goon and turn the music up but on the lovely yellow rain jackets the boat crew provided for us and dance the night away until dinner was ready and we reached White haven beach. The night was short lived due to everyone starting to drink at 3:30pm but it was still fun. I made friends with a group of girls, one from Oz and two from Sweden. The next day we woke to no rain - it was amazing and we could see the islands around us so I managed to get a few photos. We then swam to white haven beach and walked to the top of the island - where there was a look out point which was cool. We spent the rest of the morning on the beach sunbathing until 11am when we left just as the rain started pouring again. After lunch we reached our first snorkeling sight. It was amazing we saw turtles - it was my first taste of the Great Barrier Reef - it made me so excited to get to Cairns and start diving. That evening was full of entertaining games and drinking. Around 2am we all finished up and headed to sleep to get some rest. On the last morning we woke up around 7am and jumped straight into the water to do some snorkeling again before having lunch and heading back to Airlie Beach. The sail back was amazing - we finally managed to get the sails up and the sun was out and we all sunbathed on the deck - which was lovely. That evening I met up with Zoe and Sarah again and we all joined my boat on a night out in Airlie Beach. It was great. My final day in Airlie beach consisted of saying bye to Zoe and Sarah who were going on their Whitsundays sail and hanging around waiting for my night bus to Cairns.