--- Gareth and Helen travelled the world! --- travel blog

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach - half an hour later - damn storm!

Out on "The New Horizon" on the way to The Whitsundays

Looking back on the the sailing boat

Heading toward the Whitsundays

Everybody is on the boat, optimistic that a storm would be missed

I mean, how bad could it be?

Hayman Island - playground of the rich and famous!

But the storm heads in...

The rocking begins...

In a lull in the storm, we managed to get a quick...

Inside the cabin looking out

The atmosphere in the cabin is bleak,but we all try to smile!

But the storm rattles on...

and on...

and on!

We decided to go to Whitehaven Beach

World's 3rd best?

How the inlet should look on a sunny day...

Our view... we were gutted but put on a brave face! (after...

We trekked through the puddles and the crap for 2km - but...

The "beach".

Helen at Whitehaven Beach

Gareth at Whitehaven Beach

Waiting to get back on the boat

On the last day... the storm kicks in.

We look into the storm... it's vile weather

Terry and Georgie holding the ship together! The waves are going mad

It gets worse and worse!

The huge waves

On the way back to the mainland.

Grim

Down in the cabin - Gareth shows off his diving certificate

His certificate - how exciting!


Woooaaah there.

We're not going to go into too much detail but basically:

* We went out in the middle of a storm

* Most of the activities were cancelled

* Whitehaven beach (world's 3rd best) was full tide, with massive waves

* Still went diving, amazing

* Everyone was constantly wet and cold!

Met loads of great people though - and the crew did their best to help with a difficult situation. I've never seen a boat rock and tilt so much :-S

Anyway...

We've decided to make a run for it and try and out-run the storm, as it's going north - time to make a bolt for Magnetic Island!

Lots of Love, Gareth and Helen x x x



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