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Whitsundays - trip 1 of 3

Spank Me!

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So, it's been a very busy time since the last update- mainly spent island hopping and seeing some of the beauty of the East Coast.
After the Great Barrier Reef, we headed to Mission Beach where Fay did a skydive.
Then it was onto the first of three tours- a sail around the Whitsundays.
We started off in a bad mood thinking we were going to have an awful time, after our boat was downgraded. The boat we were now on was called Spank Me and we'd heard it was a total party boat. (I like a drink, but three days of drinking at sea with rowdy 19-year-olds is my worst nightmare).
But our negative attitude at the beginning couldn't have been more wrong and we ended up having an amazing time!
We had a fab group of people with us and saw some amazing scenery.
We went to Whitehaven Beach which has the finest sand in the world- NASA use it to make telescopes.
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Walking on it was like walking on flour, it was so soft and white.
I can't even begin to describe it properly or do it justice at all. It was more than perfect.
We made a really cool photograph by building a human pyramid.
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I now have new-found respect for people in the circus - it's bloody hard.
I didn't think it would get much better, but then how does swimming with turtles sound to beat a postcard-perfect beach?
I followed one for ages and got an amazing picture and video on my underwater camera.
It was so peaceful to watch and I could have swam with him all day. At first lots of people were following him but then they got bored and swan off to look at other stuff, so for a while I was the only one swimming alongside him.
I can't explain how I felt at that moment- but if I ever had doubts about whether travelling was the right thing to do, this was the point at which my mind was made up properly.
The people we travelled with also helped make the trip special - so many different characters, but all great people in their own right.
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Three days flew by and I never wanted it to end.
Swimming with turtles, Whitehaven Beach and seeing the Milky Way while laying on the boat at night.
Top times.

Posted by emmaabroad 05:04 Archived in Australia Tagged boats turtles snorkelling australia swimming whitsundays

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Sounds and looks idyllic babe! Glad you thoroughly enjoyed it, these experiences are not an everyday occurence
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