365 days in one of the craziest countries in the world generated many stories. Australian tales focus on moments, places or people that left me speechless.
The Whitsundays are the kind of place you see on TV, thinking you’ll probably never get lucky enough to get there.
It’s the postcard distant relatives are sending you for the sole purpose of making you jealous (knowing that for the last four holidays they had spent in Brighton, you obviously didn’t receive anything). It’s better than Nutella but much more expensive.
To go to the Whitsunday, you might have to sell some organs to spend your holidays with young and drunk Europeans, on a tiny boat. You can also sell a bit more organs (keep some, we never know what can happen) and have the best three days of your life, watching the bright blue sea and big turtles, with less drunk Europeans.
To conclude our road trip on the Australian east coast, and with still some money in our pockets, we’ve booked a cruise on an 8-person boat. Being a bit on the backpacker side of things, having our own cabin was a very welcomed changed after 3 months in a K-Mart tent. And eating something nicer than 2-minutes noodles, too.
During three days, we’ve cruised around the islands through corals, stopping from time to times in white sand beaches. And look at this beauty!
The most famous one is called Whitehaven Beach and it’s probably the most beautiful thing we’ve seen in our lives (11 on a scale of 1 to Micheal Fassbender). The cool thing about Whitehaven is its white sand that draws spirals in the clear water. To look at this unique gem, you’ll have to climb a hill and we’re warning you: when looking at your pictures, people will think it’s photoshopped.
But better than the actual beach (which is the predictable sight that you’ve paid for) we had our own Little Mermaid moment and got lucky enough to swim around the boat with sea turtles.
After some screams of excitement (there were not too many turtles in Melbourne), we’ve stepped into our diving flippers as quickly as we could. After some minutes they got bored of us and we’ve started the actual exploration. We’ve seen multicolor fishes (nice) and a big fat moray eel (not nice). Watching something that could have electrocuted you in a matter of second was a weird experience.
Back on the boat, it’s on the bow that we’ve continued our journey, to stay a bit more into this walking dream.