Airlie beach and not the whitsundays
Airlie Beach Travel Blog› entry 59 of 73 › view all entries
Got off fraser island and then had to catch the overnight bus from hervey bay to airlie beach. Austrlia is massive and this was a 13 hour over night but, the longest single journey i have ever taken and i did not even cross time zone or even leave the state. Took a couple of sleeping pills and i was in and out of sleep all night and also the fact i had slept so poorly in the previous nights helped knock me out. Woke up and we were there and was greeted by clouds which was just great. Was due to get on a boat to travel the whitsundays for a few days that afternoon so put our bags in storage and had some breakfast and rang them up to get the low down on what was happening. Turns out they boat had broken and was undergoing maintenance so we could not go on it. We were offered a refund or different boats on different days but decided to take the refund as if not it would back the rest of the trip up, the weather was rubbish and all i wanted to do was go to sleep.
Slept for 4 hours got up and had a walk round ailrie beach. It is a nice little place, very small though so it did not take long to see the place. you cannot swim in the sea because of sharks and jelly fish and the beach is not particularly nice but there is a nice man made lagoon which you can sit around, however it was not that much fun in overcast conditions. Spent much of the next couple of days very bored as there was not much to do in cloudy conditions, the east coast is not geared up for bad weather and was annoyed that the things i had wanted to do had been cancelled. heard from others that they had not been aple to get on fraser island because of the weather conditions the national park had been closed. Jumped on the overnight bus to cairns and hoped that i was going so far north that the weather had to start picking up