Sheate's World Tour 06/07 travel blog

David and his first roo other than roadkill!

Kangaroo with Joey in pouch

The Capricorn Caves

Stairwell to depths of cave

The Cathedral Cave

A narrow fit for us little people

The Camira

Sails in full flight

Making oneself at home with beers in hand

Relaxing on the trampoline

Whitehaven Beach

Milk Tray man "...and all because the lady loves Milk Tray" or...

Lunch BBQ at back of cat

"Like father like daughter" - at the helm with some vino

Orla, Sam, Dave, Damo, Sally & Debs - drinking buddys for the...

Girls jelly fight competition - wahey!!!!

Another day and another long drive, but first we decided we would stop at the Capricorn Caves. We managed to jump on the back of a tour that had already started and began our descent into the caves. Found early in the 19th Century they have been a tourist attraction since that time. These caves are slightly different in that they are in the side of a mountain and above ground and the most impressive cave, the Cathedral Cave is beautiful with fantastic acoustics. They do hold weddings here so if you are into caves this could be your thing!

Outside of the caves we bumped into some of the local wildlife and these were David's first alive kangaroo's that he has seen on this trip. All others are rather bloated and headless laying on the sides of roads, so this was a refreshing change.

By the time we had reached Airlie Beach we had already booked our next day activity of sailing the Whitsundays on board a catamaran. The Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands, scattered across the sea, most are uninhabited pristine national parks. The day started off with a huge downpour and we were worried that the day would be ruined. But at 7am the blue sky was coming out at intervals so it made for a nice day. The catamaran we were sailing on today was a big purple vessel called the Camira and it was to be a day of relaxing, sunbathing, sailing around, eating, drinking, snorkling and lounging around chatting to people, some just up from the other states of Australia and a few from home. It was here that we bumped into a newly married couple from Ireland and a couple from Clapham, London and all of us made good use of the free bar which then continued well into the night at a local bar where the girls got to enjoy some girls jelly wrestling, whilst the boys were told to wait outside.

Yeppoon to Airlie Beach 509kms

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