Day 19 of Australia Adventure - Whit Sundays Sailing, Australia - May 4th 2010

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Whitehaven Beach

Day 19 of Australia Adventure - Whit Sundays Sailing, Australia   - May 4th 2010

Another early rise on the boating trip of the Whitsundays. One person had to sleep on the table area to which a mattress was provided. Wing Lee had to get up 30 minutes early so the crew could put down breakfast on the table. Breakfast was mostly cereal and bread and some coffee as well, quite decent.
This morning we anchored at a nearby bay of islands and journey to an amazing beach area. We arrive at the Whitsunday Islands National Park and go hiking to a look out area. The lookout area views this amazing beach called Whitehaven Beach. It is miles of perfect white sand and the green water. An amazing photo opportunity for many, so I take great advantage. We walk down to the beach area and leave our flips flops near the trail head.

Whitehaven Beach
Then walk this amazing beach area, the sand is almost endless and the water is amazing clear. We make it to an area to just chill out and enjoy the moment. Go in the water with our stinger suits on, German Jochen goes swimming way out there. You can swim way far out in the water to a kilometer away and way would only still be waist deep, quite amazing. We spend a few hours here and walk about on the beach as many other people are doing the same. It is probably one of the best beaches I have ever seen that I have encounter. After a few hours we disembark and make our way back to other side of the island and onto the Condor again for lunch. Lunch is something I can not remember, but whatever it was, it was amazing. Sitting in the bay we can see some turtles hopping around in the water as the weather is almost  perfect.
Whitehaven Beach

Upon leaving we get some hands on experience sailing the boat , we get to crank the big sail a few times, to which ends up being harder then it looks, something you all should try.
We spend rest of afternoon sailing to another spot of a bay and drinking beer on the deck. Upon arrival, we spend a few more hours snorkeling in what is actually part of the Barrier Reef again. Here during the snorkel, many fish and other nice critters can be seen. Quite a wonderful island we are visiting and its perfect as no one else is here as well. So basically, perfect snorkeling conditions. Then we back on the boat again as dinner time is approaching. For dinner we have a BBQ steaks and salad which is totally amazing. The rest of the evening is spent just lounging on the deck, playing silly drinking games all night. Anyways, one funny note, this one German guy got so drunk during the evening that he almost threw himself off the deck, you can see sharks swimming around at night in the water. Later after we escorted him to bed, he left his alarm on his cell phone on and it starting ringing at 3am and every 10 minutes after that. Not a pleasant thing to happen when your trying to sleep.

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Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
taking the Zodiac to the shore
taking the Zodiac to the shore
relaxing on the side
relaxing on the side
chill on the Condo
chill on the Condo
[party on Condor
[party on Condor
breakfast
breakfast
nice boat
nice boat
views from the Condor
views from the Condor
Kathleen and Jochen
Kathleen and Jochen
a great shot
a great shot
neat boat
neat boat
Captain at helm
Captain at helm
amazing scenery
amazing scenery
far and away
far and away
the tall mast
the tall mast
great view
great view
Shot of the Condor our boat
Shot of the Condor our boat
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
proof of being there
proof of being there
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
a bird
a bird
pathway to the beach
pathway to the beach
nice sand at Whitehaven Beach
nice sand at Whitehaven Beach
lots of flip flops at Whitehaven B…
lots of flip flops at Whitehaven …
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
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Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
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Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
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Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
sea gull
sea gull
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
nice boat in harbour can see turtl…
nice boat in harbour can see turt…
great sunset photo
great sunset photo
Kathleen
Kathleen
Hannah on a sunset- great photo
Hannah on a sunset- great photo
nice sunset photo
nice sunset photo
sun set photo
sun set photo
nice boat
nice boat
to get inside
to get inside
irish Hannah
irish Hannah
another great shot
another great shot
good beer
good beer
more beer
more beer
crazy card games
crazy card games
German guy all drunk
German guy all drunk
Whitsunday Islands
photo by: kimpigott