Mission 5: Air Whitsunday
The Whitsundays adventures continue, and I think this will be more of a photo essay than anything.
Why? It was one of my favourite days – perhaps second best after sleeping under the stars of the Great Barrier Reef. Not only did we get to see Australia’s best beach, Whitehaven, we also got to snorkel in a private lagoon.
On this holiday, we experienced a lot of different transportation – campervan, ferry, helicopter – and now, a seaplane! Completing the Panorama tour, as part of our travel package, we were up for a treat.
The water was superbly warm and clear – so much that The Adventouriist never wanted to leave, and our pilot commented that this wasn’t the first time he’d heard that. Someone from our group also proposed!
We got to see the Heart Reef again and the beautiful bird’s eye view of the Great Barrier Reef. Each time I look at it, it’s like a breathtaking view of the edge of the world. A sacred natural wonder.
When we got there it was overcast and slightly raining. This doesn’t cause too much damage, as you are mainly underwater. Everything was beautiful as usual, it’s great being in a quieter area and pointing out different things to each other as you swim underwater.
The reflections, the swirls, the fluffy clouds….watching as people dove into the crystal clear water from the boat…this experience was priceless and almost like a dream or a scene out of a movie.
It is also the peacefulness of the lagoon that adds to this effect. Similarly to the Reefsleep, you are only with a small group of people on this tour. As you leave, it’s only the sound of the plane starting that causes any disruption.
I didn’t want to say goodbye but we had to. My only problem with this tour is that it didn’t last long enough. But of course this isn’t the end – we had another trip to Whitehaven to explore a bit more, so keep an eye for the next post!
Find out more about Air Whitsunday’s tours here.