Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

We drove north to Airlie Beach for a few more days enjoying the coast of Australia.  Airlie Beach is the departure point for the Whitsunday Islands.  The Whitsunday Island Group consists of over 70 islands within the Great Barrier Reef and provides fantastic sailing.  We boarded a 56 foot sailboat, named the Waltzing Matilda, and found our way around a few of the islands.  The sand at Whitehaven Beach (shown in these pictures) is almost pure silica.  It is startlingly white and remains cool despite the bright sunshine.  For our short time sailing, we enjoyed calm seas, fair wind, good food and great company.  We were rocked to sleep in a quiet harbor under a star-filled sky.  Lee learned a few nautical knots from our first mate, Sam and we all enjoyed the wit and wisdom of Captain Neil.

 

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3 Responses to Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

  1. Tasha says:

    Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for sharing the amazing pictures. I love the family picture:)

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  3. Chris says:

    OK. Thanks a lot motherf*#kers! I woke up this morning, all fired up about the fun I’m gonna have today and then I see that you guys are gallavanting around the Whitsundays without me. This makes me angry. Please consume some VBs on Hook Island, just to rub it in a little more. Or play some cricket on Whitehaven beach. 🙂

    I just discovered your blog today. I will be following your travels from now on. Have fun!!

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