Wednesday, 3 February 2010
W H I T E H E A V E N
Whitehaven Beach is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is on the Whitsunday Island off the coast of Queensland. A few days after Christmas we took a trip there with Ocean Rafting. The inflatable speed vessel prides itself on an exhilarating, adventure ride to Whitehaven. As it took one of its many high speed turns I fell off my seat flying across to the other side of the boat and landing on fellow passengers legs. The outcome...a very bruised sore bum. We stopped twice to do some snorkelling in the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, we saw some incredible fish and one particular fish that was a kaleidoscope of colour making it look like it belonged in the 80's! On our onward journey we got soaked in the rain but fortunately just after we reached the island the rain subsided leaving us with the beautiful blue sky we have become accustomed too. We took the scenic walk to Hill Inlet lookout point which over looks the pure white silica shifting sand; there are small deep natural channels that run up from the sea to the beach creating these shifting sand patterns. Hill Inlet sits at the northern end of the 7km Whitehaven beach. This post card perfect paradise island is uninhabited surrounded by forest, clear calm aquamarine sea with views of the surrounding islands. Not a bad place to be washed up for the day.