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A Sailors Life For Me

Who ever said the time flys when you are having fun has obviously never been sailing in the Whitsundays.  Our internships ended last week and we all started getting ready for our spring break trip that we have been anticipating for the last 2 months.  A group of about 15 of us decided to go with a package deal which included the Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, and Byron Bay.  The first stop on our tour was a two day, one night sailboat trip around the Whitsunday Islands.  We arrived two days ago to a small town outside the Whitsundays and checked into a hostel called Beaches.  Once we checked into our “summer camp” style room, with 6 bunk beds and a bathroom, we headed down to the restaurant/bar to eat food, listen to live music and mingle with other travelers.  To those of you who have not stayed at a hostel, I would highly recommend it.  The price is significantly cheaper than hotels and you are provided with a place to sleep, a fun atmosphere and good company from around the world.  The next morning we all woke up at 6:30 to take a taxi to the local marina.  We all piled onto a giant sailboat with our group of 15, 8 other travelers from Europe, and the boat crew consisting of 6 people.  From there we spent the rest of the day sailing through crystal clear water and getting absolutely soaked but huge waves crashing into the side of the boat. Every couple of hours we would stop at different beaches consisting of the finest sand I have every felt in my life.  That night a bunch of us decided to sleep under the stars so we set up mats on the top of the boat and joked around till about 3 in the morning.  The next day we woke up and and jumped in the dingy to go snorkeling at a local beach.  We brought little pieces of bread to attract fish and were able to swim right amongst colorful tropical fish.  Both days that were went sailing were the absolute time of our lives yet then seemed to be never ending days of absolute paradise.


One Response to “A Sailors Life For Me”

  1. i love to sail at see or on a river, sailing has been my hobby for several years already. .`”

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