"We are sailing, we are sailing, across the water...."
Whitsunday Islands Travel Blog› entry 45 of 69 › view all entries
Just had a 2 night, 2 day sailing trip on the boat SV Whitehaven. There were 19 of us in total. On the first day we sailed (or rather motored as no wind) out to sea to a place where we could snorkel. Was great, quite a lot of fish and some huge sea turtles which you could swim down and touch. they were amazing, I had no idea they would be so big. After this it was tea and biscuits on board to warm up as we sailed to the place we would spend the night. Stopped in a nice calm bay which was good as everyone was definately finding there sea legs when we got on! Dinner cooked by the crew was spag bol which was very nice and then a couple of drinks with our fellow passengers before a very early night as we had got the overnight bus up to Airlie Beach the day before so pretty tired!
On day 2 we were up early for breakfast and the boat set off for Whitehaven beach.
Day 3 and early rise for the last snorkel. Out of bed and straight into the sea after a hastily swallowed cup of tea. Similar to yesterday but when we came back to the boat they fed the fish around us and these big Bat fish were eating all around us, one tried my arm- not quite as nice as bread!
Back on land we had a day chilling out (still rocking as though on the boat) before meeting with the rest of our crew for a night out. Was lots of fun. Went to an Irish bar with a great liv band where some of us stayed dancing all night!