Je bekijkt de reis...
20 mei 2014
Now 4 days ago we went on a 2 night/3 day sailing trip on the Whitsundays (or rather the ocean around it, the Whitsundays itself are a group of islands). We went on a sailingboat together with about 18 other travelers and 4 crew members. We were crammed into a small motor boat that brought us to Broomstick, our floating home for the next few days, where we quickly stowed our bags away and got ready to hit the waves. It was windy, VERY windy.
That day we just went for a nice snorkel and had a lovely, warm dinner. We watched the sunset and as the sky got dark we sat and talked, laughed and drank Goon, the most disgusting but cheap wine on the planet. And against all odds, I slept great together with like 14 others in the tiny room underneath the front deck of the boat.
We were woken up around 06:30 for breakfast, and sailed off to the main Whitsunday island. This place is seriously breathtaking! Unfortunately the weather wasn't as pretty, so the pictures I took won't have the wow-factor like those on Google (hint hint).
Anyway, despite the clouds, rain and wind we went for a nice swim, scrubbed ourselves with the highly moisturizing sand, attempted building a piramid (and failed), and took the most cliche but fun jumping pictures.
After our visit to the Whitsundays we went to another bay for a snorkel, and then found ourselves a good spot for the night. Which was an interesting one as it was the first time ever drinking wine through a snorkel. Yeah.. The way it works is you cut down the bottom of a water bottle, place the neck of the bottle on top of the snorkelpipe, then let someone put on the snorkel and fill up the bottle. Technically works as a giant straw. I appeared to be a natural at it.
The next morning we had an early snorkel, and then headed back towards mainland. This was quite rough, as the wind nearly blew us over and we had some waves crashing into us as well, but hey at least it was another adventure!
Once back in Airlie we desperately needed a shower, so thank god for the double shower we had in our hostel. Had a little afterparty with the boat crew at a bar nearby, but sleep got the best of me, like it usually does.
Next day we left for Rainbow Beach, where we are now, on the overnight bus. We just came back from a 3 day trip to Fraser Island, but I will update you all on that later. For now I have some serious showering and packing to do.
20 mei 2014 09:48 | Door: Maddi
Sounds amazing! Hope youre feeling alot better now from the cold (:
20 mei 2014 12:42 | Door: ruth glastra van loon
Lieve Myrthe, wat schrijf je leuk! En wat knap dat je je toon zo vrolijk houdt, terwijl je je nu eigenlijk miserabel voelt... Ik hoop dat je snel opknapt en verder kunt met je avontuur. Ik ben heel trots op je, Myrthe! Xxx
20 mei 2014 13:06 | Door: Karin K
Ik hoop dat je snel weer beter bent, lieve Wine Snorkeler. Op naar het volgende avontuur!
20 mei 2014 13:10 | Door: Marinka
Dear missed daughter van me! Leuk verslag weer.. en je griep is dus niet overgegaan nog.. hmm niet zo verwonderlijk met such a basic campingtrip en snurkers naast je.. Heb erg gelachten om je whatsappje:-) Hoop dat je nu wat tijd neemt om bij te komen en beter te worden. Take good care lieverd! Moms reaction, I know.. maar he! I am allowed to:-)
20 mei 2014 13:49 | Door: Menno
Ha Myrthe, mooi verslag. ben vertraagd zeeziek? Hoop dat je gauw hersteld en met veel plezier verder kunt genieten van alle avonturen. Kus, Menno
20 mei 2014 16:22 | Door: Marjon
Weer leuk om jouw avonturen te lezen. Word maar weer gauw beter.