Sailing the Whitsundays (part 3)… a day on the Island and farewell.
We’d booked a berth at the Hamilton Island marina thinking it might be interesting to see what the place had to offer. That was at the beginning of our trip. Since then we’d been at sea for 6 nights and had settled into this boaty existence so well that we were a little reluctant to…
Sailing the Whitsundays (part 2)… and the camera overboard incident!
Yesterday was a big wake up call. We’d raced between islands, covered vast amounts of water, sailed on very high seas for 3 and 4 hours at a time. We broke the day up by taking the dinghy to the dazzling beaches of Whitehaven, climbed to the top of the lookout, quickly checked out the…
Sailing the Whitsundays (part 1)…and the amateurs attempt to become sailors!
Our friends Skip and Lulu were in the middle of their trip around Australia. Lulu had booked a charter yacht and invited us to join them. We’d arranged to meet up in Port Douglas, far North Queensland, at the very top of the country. After 10 days lolling about on the beach, exposing ourselves to…