Sailing in the Whitsundays
Trip Start Mar 31, 2004
80Trip End Jul 14, 2005
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Wake up the next day to find the skipper crawling out of the sail - he sleeps in there and he got lucky last night with one of the irish chicks. We set sail towards Whitehaven beach. The view from the lookout is absolutely stunning and Whitehaven beach is the most beautiful beach we have ever seen - it is one of the top ten in the world. We head in for a swim and then go for a walk where we spot a lemon shark in the shallows.
Then it's back onto the boat and we sail to Hook Island where we moor up for the night. Lots of batfish surround our boat looking for an easy feed. Barbeque tonight before we take the dinghy over to the island for a visit to the pub. Get obsessed with a great game involving a hook, a metal ring and a bit of string.
The next morning I wake before everyone else and head up on deck - its early morning and very quiet and still - feel like I could stay there forever. Unfortunately the boat has to be back in Airlie for 1pm so we start sailing home. Finally get to do some proper sailing and head back at a 40 degree angle. Both of us get a chance to steer the boat and pull some ropes.
Back in Airlie tonight we meet up with everyone again for dinner and drinks at Reefos and watch the All Blacks beat the Lions in the first test. Discover cowboy shots - yum! And that's that - sailing in the Whitsundays has been amazing. If we lived in New Zealand we could come here on holiday!