What a life: Cruising the Whitsundays on a Yacht

Today we followed the kind invitation of our friends Mark and Sam and spent the day cruising the Whitsunday Islands on their Charter Yacht. And i can tell you, that with certainty this must have been one of the best days i’ve had in a long time. We put out to see at 10 o’clock this morning and popped our first bottle of champagne whilst the captain started to head towards Whitehaven Beach. By the time we anchored at Whitehaven we have all had a few drinks already and were in an awesome spirit, super excited to get off on the beach. Even though I have already been to Whitehaven before, or maybe just because of that, I was so happy that I was given the chance to see this beautiful place again. I have spoken to many people that have loved Whitehaven Beach as much as I do, but lately I had also heard a few people say that they were not as impressed, that they just didn’t see what is so special about it.

The Whitsundays

By the time we anchored at Whitehaven we have all had a few drinks already and were in an awesome spirit, super excited to get off on the beach. Even though I have already been to Whitehaven before, or maybe just because of that, I was so happy that I was given the chance to see this beautiful place again. I have spoken to many people that have loved Whitehaven Beach as much as I do, but lately I had also heard a few people say that they were not as impressed, that they just didn’t see what is so special about it. So I almost got a bit nervous about going back and potentially realising I’ve just played it all up a little in my head.

Whitehaven Beach

I was so happy when we arrived and I realised that the place, that I have called my Favourite Place in Australia, is exactly what I have remembered it to be like. The crystal clear aqua waters and pleasantly cool pristine silica sand, the sand banks out in the water looking like a swirl of aquamarin and white and the beautiful fish and baby sharks floating through the waters. For me this is paradise!

The Whitsundays

After plenty of time on Whitehaven we got back on the Yacht and resumed our cruise. There is something unbelievably relaxing and joyful in watching the waves hitting the ship, feeling the airflow passing and the sun shining on your body, while blasting good music and having a drink. It was so good.

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Arrived at our second anchor location we had some yummy lunch -fresh fruit, sandwiches and salads- before jumping back in the water for some snorkeling with turtles! We have seen two, one was pretty huge and the other one was a bit smaller and we managed to get a really good look at both, as they were very close to the water surface and didn’t care about us at all. It was pretty awesome that we have been the only people at this location as well, as too many people can often scare many of the animals away. But with only the four of us there was so much to see and we could swim right through schools of big and colourful fish. So much fun!
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Time passed in a flash and soon it was starting to get dark: time to return to the Hamilton Island Marina. All the way back we celebrated a great day, giving our best to finish off the bottles we had left and by the time we arrived back on the island we were all perfectly tanned, drunk and happy.

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