Days 4-6: Whitsunday Islands

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Whitehaven Beach...

I just finished a 3 day cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and am now back in Airlie Beach for the night.   The cruise was amazing and I met a lot of cool/fun people in the process.  Upon boarding the boat, your shoes/sandals are immediately confiscated by the crew and you don't get them back until you return to the mainland.  Then the room assignments are given and you begin the daunting task of sitting around, drinking, socializing and taking in the beautiful scenery.  The rooms were super small and everyone was paired up with two other people to bunk with (3 peeps per room).  Lucky for me, when it was my turn for a roomie assignment the only peeps left without a room were me and the two Swedish chicks (dreams really do come true!).

One of the other sailboats tooling around the Whitsundays...
  At this point I knew it was going to be a spectacular trip... and it was.  We tooled around for 3 days drinking and snorkeling our way around the Whitsunday Islands... we stopped off at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world... saw sharks, rays, sea turtles and dolphins at various points throughout the journey... did some snorkeling... and, of course, drank/danced/partied the nights away.  I really did NOT want to come back and now I'm kicking myself for NOT bringing my USB cable to upload all the scandalous photos (I'll upload them when I get back to Bangkok).  Anywho... just wanted to make a quick entry... now I have to go freshen up and hustle over to the Boatride After Party at one of the local drinking establishments!  Just what I need... more alcohol.

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Whitehaven Beach...
Whitehaven Beach...
One of the other sailboats tooling…
One of the other sailboats toolin…
The onboard accomodations... they …
The onboard accomodations... they…
The rocky side of Whitehaven...
The rocky side of Whitehaven...
The Atlantic Clipper aka The Disc…
The Atlantic Clipper aka "The Dis…
One of the several sea turtles we …
One of the several sea turtles we…
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