Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands
Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
13Trip End Jun 11, 2009
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Airlie Beach is basically just a jump off spot to set sail on the Whitsunday Islands. The town itself is basically one street that consists of bars, hostels and places to eat. There isn't really much to do in the town but sunbath and drink. So, well, that pretty much what I did until I got on my boat out to the Whitsunday Islands.
I sing up for the sailing trip with my new friend Dusko in Magnetic Island so we set out on Monday for 2 nights on the boat Tongarra
Anyways we set out with a unfortunate forecast of rain but I soon realized that it is what you make of it. Luckily the clouds broke up over the first night so we got some sunshine. I loved being out on the boat again. The views were really spectacular and we ended up getting a pretty good group of people, but once again I was the only North American on the trip which I don't mind at all. Ya, I definitely met a lot of different interesting characters.
The trip was also my introduction to something they call goon here. It basically extremely cheap wine that come in 4 liter boxes. I thought it was actually not bad and when you consider a case of beer is nearly $50 you can see why its often the backpackers drink of choice.
We also visited White-haven beach off from the boat
So after a few nights on the goon and getting up at the crack of dawn I was pretty exhausted. Although late nights and early mornings have become my daily routine. I figure I can sleep when I get back to Canada.
Back in Airlie I stayed a couple more nights and hung out with some people from the boat. Next off to Kroombit.