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Jan 28, 2005 - Whitsundays - where every day is a Sunday

Having reached Airlie beach late on the Thursday evening, we booked onto the 3 day sailing adventure for the Whitsundays, it was a quick turn around as we were out the following morning. The bus picked us early and we met up with the rest of the group we were to be sailing with for the next 3 days. After introductions we apprehensively boarded the Yacht, Siska, which had won the Sydney to Hobart race back in 1974 when it was built! Hoping that it was going to hold up for the next few days we were introduced to the crew. Paul the purser,...

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Soapdodgers On Tour

Jan 16, 2005 - On holiday?

Gave Dom & Mark a lift up to Airlie Beach from Mackay, handily covering my petrol costs in the process :-) Considering that what I thought would be a coastal drive up from Brisbane has been anything but, it was a relief after 1000+ kilometres of trees, plains & hills to finally see the sea, and a suitably tropical-looking one at that. Spent the rest of the weekend chilling out at the hostel, which had a great view out over the bay, allowing a view of a sea which seemed to display an everchanging array of colours as the light varied, from...

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Down Under Tour '04

Dec 24, 2004 - Whitsundays

On Christmas eve we boarded SISKA (Maxi 80ft) yacht. She is an ex racing yacht who won the Sydney Hobart race. We had a mixed group of 21, with the majority being German. There were 2 really nice girls on board from London. The crew were nice - Jimmy (skipper), Ben (deckie) and Mel (hostie). The first morning we motored to Hook Island and went snorkelling. Saw some beautiful fish and a wide range of reef. We sailed all afternoon and anchored just off Whithaven beach. Had a nice meal and the party went on! We woke very early on Christmas...

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Nov 4, 2004 - Aeronautical device

Get to the airport and for the 3rd time out of 3 we manage to get on without paying any excess baggage. The flight takes about 2 hours 20 and we get off at Hamilton Island. It's is a comically small airport and as we wait for our bags, the heat is stifling. Once they turn up it's a short bus trip to the ferry. We get on a fair sized boat and race off towards Shute Harbour. Once there we get off that and get on a smaller boat without about 10 other folk. That then takes us to Long Island, but not our bit so we then get on a smaller boat...

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Aug 23, 2004 - To Airlie Beach & the 'Alexander Stewart'.

We got up early to go and have another look at the Platypus, which are fast becoming Clare's second favourite animal (after dolphins). We saw 4 of them together out for breakfast, they are so cool. We had breakfast at the lodge and then went out on a bird watching walk through the forest. However, it turns out that it is not the best time of year for this, and the guy was hard pushed to fill one and a half hours when all we saw was 1 bird! He spent a lot of time talking about flowers though. We had seen more birds on our early morning...

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Feb 11, 2004 - A note from Airlie Beach

Hello gang. About to head off on our Whitsunday sailing experience. Hopefully it should be wicked. Our plan has changed slightly. We will now be in Mildura on Sunday night. Bus to Brisbane on Friday night then flight to adelaide, then bus next morning to Mildura. Lot of travelling. Not a lot of money. Hope ye are all keeping well and having fun wherever you are. Bye for now. Alan

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