Sunday, 20 July 2008

The Whitsundays

We are just back from a three day, two night sail around the Whitsundays and out to the Great Barrier Reef. Although most of the time we were under power due to a lack of wind we had a good time and were pleased we choose a slightly more expensive boat with 14 on board and not the 28+ person option.

We stopped off a Whitehaven Beach one of the top ten beaches of the world. We played games on the squeaky sand and wore our stinger suits to go swimming.

We stopped for the night at a small bay on Hook Island. Here the next morning we dived, seeing a Blue Spotted Stingray as well as other fish life and coral.

On the way out to the Great Barrier Reef we saw many Humped Back Wales splashing around, trying to impress each other (sex on their minds).

We Dived again in the afternoon, a fast drift dive past an impressive reef wall and Jo saw a turtle.
After many snorkels and lots of relaxing we headed back to the mainland, under sail, and passed the Greenpeace ship protesting in the harbour.

I am still bobbing up and down now.

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