Fancy dress and marble beaches on a Whitsundays sailing trip
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The end of week two of my three-week East Coast adventure was now approaching rapidly. I sat outside Peterpan’s travel agent and reflected on my time away, everything was happening so quickly, yet I had been anticipating my adventure since January! When the bus arrived to transport us to the boat, I sat with my English friends that I had previously met on Fraser Island, who had recently graduated from Leeds University and were travelling in the exact same direction as I was. One of the best things about travelling along the East Coast of Australia is that you will most likely bump into the people that you have already met at previous locations of interest. This was ideal for an individual like me, who was travelling alone, as it provided me a great sense of familiarity that often proved to be quite comforting. I had already spent a significant amount of time with these boys and they had become like brothers to me - they were good fun to be around and were extremely caring. The large boat that we boarded was called the Atlantic Clipper. It held a reputation for being the best party boat in the Whitsundays, however, I had now begun to favor the more relaxed style of activity: sitting on the beach with a tinnie and a pack of cards. Our boat set off for sail in the afternoon and we headed out into the deep Pacific Ocean where we stopped for a few hours to use the giant slide, attached to the boat. Everyone was provided with sting suits which protected us from the event of being attacked by a sting ray or jelly fish. Many were therefore reluctant to dive in as they were greatly afraid of encountering any form of deadly sea anemone. However, the boys and I took to the slide straightaway, going in forwards, backwards and in every possible way we could to obtain the most thrill. We dived and back flipped off the boat, which was a good 10m high above sea level, using GoPros to record our fun.
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