Day 209

The Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach – the beaches just get better and better.


Date marked today.


Boats moored in Airlie Bay.


Spray from the water as I travel on an Ocean Raftings’ semi-rigid inflatable.


My second shower of the day.


A sister Ocean Rafting semi-rigid inflatable.


What they are experiencing, I am experiencing.


Bit of an adrenaline rush.


Power versus water equals spray.


View of the coastline.


View of the coastline.


Skipper’s relaxed.


View from the stern.


Wake behind the semi-rigid inflatable.


The Whitsundays in the distance.


Small little bay.


Arrived at my destination, Whitsunday Island.


Selfie time.


View from Whitsunday Islands National Park.


White sandy beaches and clear blue water.


Looking down from a viewing point, with the water is so clear marine life is visable.


Map of Whitsunday Island and it’s surrounding landscape.


The white sands of Whitehaven Beach.


Whitehaven Beach on the left, with Whitsunday Craig and Whitsunday Island just right of centre in the photo.


These circular signs can be found on top of guard rail posts on a raised walkway.


Aged pine tree at viewing point that looks across Inlet Hill.


Greenery in Whitsunday Islands National Park.


The circular signs provide an insight into the environment.


View towards Whitehaven Beach and the turquoise blue waters.


This circular sign relates to an indigenous story about a serpent.


To complement the story a metal sculptured serpent is on the handrail overlooking Hill Inlet.


The metal serpent on the handrail.


A small uninhabited island that forms part of the Whitsunday Islands.


The white sand of Whitehaven Beach.


Whitsunday Craig in the centre of the photo.


Sandy and rocky coastline of the Whitsunday Islands.


View across to Whitehaven Beach, Inlet Hill, Whitsunday Craig and Whitsunday Island.


A monitor lizard foraging on the forest floor.


The monitor lizard is from the same species as the komodo dragon.


A sailboat moored off of Whitehaven Beach.


Catamaran moored off of Whitehaven Beach.

Whitehaven Beach sign.


Whitsunday Islands National Park sign.


Welcome to Whitehaven Beach sign.


Monitor lizard seeking shade on Whitehaven Beach.


Monitor lizard strutting on the sand of Whitehaven Beach.


Semi-rigged inflatable of Ocean Rafting moored off of the beach.


Semi-rigged inflatable of Ocean Rafting.


Coastline of the Whitsunday Islands.


Coastline of the Whitsunday Islands.


Spent the day sailing and now having dinner in the Sorrento Restaurant and Bar at the marina.


Sorrento Restaurant and Bar.





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