I’ve spent the last three days lazing about on a sailboat thru the Whitsunday group of islands. The beaches and water were exactly what I’d been dreaming of for the last several months at the pole. Compared to the rest of Australia, this has been the lowest amount of energy I’ve had to expend at all! We basically spent the time sunning ourselves on the deck, snorkeling at various pit stops, and walking along white beaches with sand so fine that it squeaks when you walk on it.
Both nights we moored closely off shore, and camped on the beach. The weather was perfect, and after cooking dinner we had some Irish guys on the trip who were always great entertainment.
I’ve decided to head over to Fraser Island next, catching a ride with two Dutch girls I met on the boat. It’ll be a day or so of driving, but I think it’ll be fun.