The Whitsunday Islands
Trip Start Oct 31, 2003
16Trip End Jun 30, 2004
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The gem of all the islands is considered to be "Whitehaven beach". Apparently it is supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Just look at the pictures. The sand on most beaches consists of coral that has been sifted down over time on the rocks. Whitehaven's sand is made from refined Quartz. They say it's finer than flour, And it never gets hot like regular sand
The stars were crystal clear at night (I can finally pick out the Southern Cross - The constellation on the Australian flag).
We had to wear "stinger suits" snorkelling because it was jellyfish season. One guy, Devon (a pig farmer from Saskatchewan) got stung anyway... on his forehead. He came up yelling, "I've been stung, I've been stung" We were like, "No kidding, it's still sitting on your head." He dove back under.
When we got back I took my first kite-boarding lesson from the Captian of the Iceberg, D.C. And can I just tell you... I got wrecked! It was only about 20 knots of wind but I just got EATEN by the kite. Damn it's powerfull. I got dragged every which way up and down the beach. But it was so fun. Can't wait to do it again. : )