Marc & Nora ROUND THE WORLD 2005/2006 - Join us!

Australia-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

Australia - Down under: Airlie Beach - Whitsundays Sailing Trip

We set off the next day up to Airlie Beach...the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. We met up with Kat & Eleanor and booked a 4 day/3 night sailing trip around the Islands for a bargain price. We had a fun 4 days of cruising, sailing, diving, snorkelling around these beautiful islands despite being on board what was probably the shittiest boat in the pacific.....bed bugs, leaks'n'all! (Hence the 'Bargain' price). However for the 1st time on our trip Nora and I were not actually the ones to receive the bad luck as we had the only non-leaking cabin on the boat and managed to remain bed bug free for the duration of the trip....bonus! We had one day of sunshine followed by 2 full days of grey skies and rain but we still got to see the famous whitehaven beach in all of its glory. Overall though we had a good time and were lucky enough to have a cool group of 21 other people on board including Helen the maddest, most shagged, most tattooed Swedish girl currently travelling the Southern Hemisphere. As you might have guessed from the description...she was actually lots of fun!

due to the fact that we are in the stinger season (the deadly box jelly fish and irukandji are around) we got full protection from the beautiful 'ninja style' stingersuit provided by the boat company. hoods, socks, gloves - everything you could think of... and thats how we looked!

ninjas at rest

ninjas at rest

wot a beauty!

wot a beauty!

us both on viewing point at whitehaven beach

us both on viewing point at whitehaven beach

the whitsundays are really beautiful! a paradise for snorkellers and divers...the beaches are pristine white sands and the water is crystal clear!

whitehaven beach

whitehaven beach

aerial shot of the whitsundays

aerial shot of the whitsundays

aerial shot of whitsundays 2

aerial shot of whitsundays 2

marc, kat, crazy eleanor (wot the hell were u doing there?) and helen

marc, kat, crazy eleanor (wot the hell were u doing there?) and helen

el and I

el and I

our boat

our boat

on the deck

on the deck

airlie beach

airlie beach

the sunglasses ladies

the sunglasses ladies

© marc and nora L., 2005
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The trip
 
Description:
Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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