February 27-28, 2018
I found my new calling. Sailing. No Joke. Well, laying on sailboats. Lounging on sailboats is my calling.
Not sure if my skin has ever been this colour before..
When people find out that you are traveling in Australia one of the first things asked is “Whitsundays?” And now I know why.
The snorkeling was unreal, the sailing was a dream, and Whitehaven Beach is a real life screen saver.
Look at all the marine life I saw!
Stingray city, bitch, stingray city, bitch.
Colourful fish and coral!
Turtle friend!!!! Duuuuuude.
I had an unfortunate run in with the big guy pictured bellow. Here’s the story:
I was on the first dingy-load of snorkelers brought out to this reef. We were promised to see tons of fish. Great! When we arrived at the reef the boat staff began tossing bits of bread in the water and the fish went nuts for it. So neat! Then we hoped in the water and the guy gave me a bun and told me to feed the fish. I started giving the cute blue and yellow ones little bits of bread. OUT OF NOWHERE, this giant beast comes barreling at me and eats the entire bun right out of my hand, biting me in the process. I panicked, big time. The guy in the dingy had already returned to the big sail boat to bring another load of snorkelers out and I was stuck in this overwhelming frenzy of fish attacking me for the remaining bits of bread. Panic, panic, panic. I eventually was saved by the dingy. After much laughter and hyperventilation, I recovered. I, however, did not get back in the water at this spot. I threw bread to the fish from the safety of the dingy. #traumaticexperiences
Look at the size of it! You would’ve panicked too. All of the Germans with me in the water were laughing hysterically at the Canadian girl loosing her shit.
This is Whitehaven Beach! Here we saw stingrays and lemon sharks milling about in the shallows. Also check out the patterns in the water/sand!
Whitsundays was definitely a highlight of Australia and I highly recommend an overnight sailing trip to experience it fully!
XO – Kristiane