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QLD Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 23 April 2016 | Views [443] | Comments [6]

Hi all, you are all going to feel very sorry for us when I say this (not), we are now on our last 2 weeks in the mini-beast and our last 3 weeks in Oz.  Time is slipping away fast now.  We have had an action packed couple of days in Airlie Beach cruising the Whitsunday Islands.  We had two very different days.  The first day we went on a sailed catamaran, which was very peaceful and only 10 other people on board.  We went to the north of the islands to snorkel in blue coral bay and langford beach.  Both amazing places, lots of colourful fish and corals.  Also saw a numer of turtles at langford beach.  The water was a lovely 28C.  The second day we went on The Big Fury!!  A big and fast motoboat that took us to the most popular place in the islands, Whitehaven beaach and then we went snorkelling.  Really exciting boat ride.  we stopped on whitehaven beach for a couple of hours, had lunch, marvelled at the most white sand which is so fine it squeeks when you walk on it and we walked up to the look out.  The snorkelling was the best so far as we were in quite shallow water and close to the coral.  Really fantastic corals at this spot and lots of fish.  It is still stinger (jellyfish) season at the moment so you have to wear the very fetching stinger suits in the water.  Great couple of days.  We are on the road again today heading north.  Love to all, Dawn and Mark xxxx



G'day cobbers, My heart is bleeding knowing you have ONLY 3 weeks left, after what seems like 2 years. I can't wait to meet you at the airport but I will have to bring a recent photo to be sure of recognising you. I DID watch the video of the snake but was unsure of the size, perhaps crocodile Mark should have woken it & measured it. You will strugle to surpass this hol. but I'm sure you will try. See you soon. XXX

  Dad Apr 24, 2016 6:51 PM


Absolutely distraught for you ! I have tears in my glass eye!! It all sounds amazing...

Can't wait for the slide showssssssssssssss ;-)

Love to you both xxxx

  Claire Apr 24, 2016 9:19 PM


Sounds like you're packing loads in to the trip. I bet the coral is just amazing.

Are you going to miss the mini-beast when you have to give it up?!

  Karen Apr 26, 2016 5:04 AM


The mini beast is great and has been a fantastic way to explore Oz. Still got the real beast to come home to though. Love d x

  Dawn Apr 26, 2016 1:26 PM


Hi, I notice you Didn't leave the real beast here instead of your car. All those free holidays I could of had!! XXX

  Dad Apr 26, 2016 10:49 PM


Hi Dawn and Mark!! Just been looking at your blogs and your trip sounds amazing!!! Enjoy the rest of your time there! Happy birthday too!! Lindsey xx

  Lindsey Apr 28, 2016 5:54 AM

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