Jamie and Sophie's Adventure

Jamie Longmore and Sophie Jones travel the world

Monday, June 18, 2007

Whitsunday Islands

We have just got back from our sailing trip around the Whitsundays. It was a big excuse to party basically! Our boat was called Pride of Airlie and there were 45 passengers and 3 crew, there was another boat that had about 25 people on aswell. The first day we just sailed over to South Molle Island which had a big resort that we stayed at, we were in a 6 bed dorm with Diego our new American friend and 3 Dutch guys. In the evening we went and had steak for tea and then played a few drinking games, had a dance and got merry.
It was an early start the next day, breakfast was 6:30 - 7:00, surprisingly me and Diego were the first to arrive and got tucked into some cereal, bacon, eggs and toast.
That day we went to Whitehaven beach and did some snorkling, though you couldn't really see much, we saw about 10 fish! In the evening it was much the same as the night before, food, drinking games, etc. We got an extra half an hour in bed the next morning, which we needed as we got woken up by one of the Dutch guys being incredibly sick all over our dorm floor for about 20 minutes. Why he refused to go outside or to the bathroom which were both about 2 metres away, we don't know. He had also soiled his mattress in the night. It made the rest of us feel sick as you can imagine it didn't smell too good.
Today it was raining but it didn't stop us having fun snorkling, the place we went today had a lot more fish and some nice looking coral. We bought a cheap underwater disposable camera and tried to take some photos, we'll have to see if any of the come out though.
It was a fun trip and we made some good friends in Diego and a Swiss guy called Milo who was very amusing without knowing it and looks like Egon from Ghostbusters!
We're getting the 8:20pm bus to Townsville tonight and will probably go diving on a shipwreck tomorrow which will be fun.


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