Been back at work for almost three days now and I already wish I was back on holidays.
Anyhow I wrote this one night half way through the trip from Cairnes and thought I’d better throw it up with some pics… enjoy.
First things first the temperature up here is great! It was a chilly 12 degrees when we left, and Ev’s picked us up off the plane in balmy 25 degree conditions. Here in Airlie beach is the first night I’ve had my jumper on. Mid 20’s and blue skies all but one day so far.
We spent the first night packed into a small onsite cabin in Carnes then headed straight up north to the Daintree first thing in the morning.
We spent the next 3 nights at the Pinnicle Village which is a caravan park right on the beach between Port Douglas and Daintree Village, a nice place that worked out well for us as we explored both the jungle of the Daintree up to Cape Trubulation to the north and dove the Great barrier reef out of Port Douglas.
Evan and I never did find out weather the large system of dams near the entrance was a fish farm or an effluent treatment plant, either way there were a lot of brown trout involved!
The 3 dives we’ve done so far were awesome, sensory overload is an under statement, the first dive was great we saw a White tipped reef shark that was a bit over a meter and a half long and he hung around for a bit which was a treat. The second was around this small reef island and we got surrounded by massive schools of thousands of small fish. The third was around an interesting reef section with fantastic coral and of course fantastic fish. We’ve seen most of the finding nemo cast and giant clams, parrot fish munching on the coral, too much to mention.
Yesterday we dropped Ev and Megs off early then made our way down the coast to where I currently sit at Airlie Beach which is a nice little/not so little town right on the edge of the Whitsunday Islands, we went for a bushwalk today to a lovely beach looking out to the islands, the view is straight out off a post card for Summer Bay, deep blue through to turquoise colour water, mountainous islands and white yachts.
We’re heading out tomorrow for a couple more dives can’t wait!