We set off from Abel Point Marina and sailed straight out to Hook Island to anchor for the night. Mr Go Go Gadget (David) had the ipad and app for stargazing at night with the rest of the group, it is something unseen and remarkable if you are used to the American sky.
The Witsunday’s are beautiful. We were privileged to be sailing where next years’ Americas Cup will be held, so now we are invested in seeing it again. The boat sailed perfectly and on our way, we where told interesting information about the area. We got off the boat several times, for instance at Whitehaven Beach and at a couple of other quiet beaches, to walk, snorkel and stand-up paddle. This was stunning….
Whitehaven Beach: we took an expedition to Hill Lookout. The stark white sand, the water and the beach made dramatic contrasts with each other. We then sailed round to the beach & because the Blizzard is a small boat, (10 guests) it can stop in the middle of the long stretch of stunning beach without a soul in sight. We spent a couple of hours on the beach, walking along, spotting fish, & swimming.
Snorkeling – we had three opportunities to snorkel, We saw amazing fish that came right up to us and barely any current. The coral was great at this spot we saw some amazing fish, turtles! AMAZING!!!!!
The sailing trip was our cherry on the cake, and our goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef. It was time for us to move south and begin the wrap up of our Australia adventures.