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Whitsundays Aug 2007 
Sunday, September 16, 2007, 09:57 AM - Adventures in Australia
We had a great time sailing the Whitsundays. This was our fourth sailing holiday in one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

We had initially booked a 36 foot yacht but due to technical problems we upgraded to a 44 foot Bavaria. Not as new as the boat we had booked but very nice. There was plenty of room for the two of us. It had 3 double beds (cabins) and two bathrooms, fully galley, plenty of space in the cockpit with two helms (steering wheels), and sailing computer and navigation gear. Terry terrific gave us the usual boat briefing before we took off.

The first few days it rained a bit. But from then on it was great weather with sun and wind, so we got some great days cranking the boat.

The first day we made our way to Blue Perl Bay (on the north side of Haymen Island). Great diving and fantastic fish and corals. There was a school of batfish that hung around the boat allowing us to feed and even touch them while they were feeding on our kitchen scraps. Quite a cool experience.






The following day we went to Haymen Island for the day. It was truly stunning resort with perfectly maintained gardens, immaculate facilities, friendly (and cute) staff, great food and cocktails. The restaurants looked stunning with opulent Italian furniture, chandeliers, and massive flower arrangements. We hoped we would see some celebrities but Madonna and Kylie were nowhere to be seen, although we were entertained by a few cockatoos trying to steal our lunch. We made the most of the pool and pool bar.








Following our visit to Haymen we went to Butterfly bay for the night where we enjoyed wine and cheese while taking in the serenity of the sea and sunset. Everything went pretty smoothly and our skills at picking moorings made us look like familiar old sea dogs. The following day we made our way to Border Island, another great spot with great diving. For the fourth day we headed over to Sawmill Bay on Cid Island. A pretty busy spot with 35 other boats having the same idea.








For the last day and night we sailed to Happy Bay Resort. Happy Bay is a low budget resort and was full of fat Australians, which wasn’t that bad because at least we felt gorgeous. One of them was so fat that she sank a jet ski in the bay claiming afterwards that the jet ski was faulty.






Unfortunately it all came to an end too soon and we could have easily spent another week sailing, away from the world. But reality came rushing in when we had to catch the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay to start work again.

We are now in Mackay for 4 weeks. The work is pretty steady and we have hospital accommodation just across the road in the form of an apartment looking over the river.

We have started our health kick by going to the gym, eating healthy and no drinking. Jeff has been a non-smoker for over 3 weeks now!!!

Hope you are all well. Lots of love, Marty and Jeff.

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