Airlie Beach (The Whitsunday Islands)

Trip Start Jan 16, 2008
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Trip End Jul 28, 2008


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Despite the strong breeze and given conditions over the previous couple of days, we again struck lucky with the weather as we embarked on the infamous Whitsunday cruise.
 
Once we reached Hill Inlet viewpoint on Whitsunday Island we finally realised what all the chat was about. A picture postcard of a tropical paradise. The sand was so pure and white it squeaked beneath your feet. The warm water was crystal clear and a swim anywhere else in the world will now probably be a bit of a disappointment!
 
The afternoon was spent snorkelling at a secluded bay. Having been spoilt by our experiences at Ningaloo Reef and Michaelmas Cay, the coral certainly wasn't as impressive and sadly much of it had been damaged by careless flippers. Nevertheless there was still an abundance of marine life, particularly coming face to face with angelfish as the bumped into your mask as well as the looming presence of a 6ft giant wrasse! It's creepy stare was a touch unnerving.
 
As we sailed back to Airlie Beach the weather turned and conditions roughened up, but it only added yet more drama to yet another memorable day.
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mdhd
mdhd on

Update!
Wonderful to hear from you this morning. Pleased to hear that you had just arrived in Brisbane. Looking forward to Blog update later today!!! Lolfu. MDHD xx

helmachrystal
helmachrystal on

hello you 2
Thanks for all your saturday calls. Shall miss them when you are back.
Great to see some pictures and knowing where you are!
All our love the chrystals

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