Well we're back on dry land again and we are happy to report that the Whitsundays haven't disappointed us either. Whitehaven beach is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, even if it did start to rain a little bit (please don't laugh). We have still managed to top up our tans even more and have managed to start evening our white bits out too which is an added bonus.
I am writing this entry from the idyllic location that is Magnetic Island after surviving yet another bus ride with an unbelievably sore head and about 90 mins sleep. The Whitsundays tour was a definite eye opener and I have experienced pain like never before (thanks Tom) because of a unique drinking game that I got myself involved in.
The first day/ evening on board the clipper was spent trying to grow ourselves sea legs and I'm sorry to say that we were pretty unsuccessful. We were in a cabin with 2 other girls (Ashleigh and Kate) and I was lucky enough to have the only bed with a view (the sea bobbing up and down, which multiplied my sea sickness by about 100 %).
Our first evening was spent getting to know the new additions to our little group, as well as introducing Antonio to the guys from Fraser. What better way to develop a sense of team spirit than some drinking games and our game of choice was one called 'Arrogance'. It involves a communal cup and lots of beer and goon. Antonio unleashed his alter ego and decided to sabotage mine and Heathers rounds by topping the communal cup up with as much goon as would fit into it. Things area bit unclear after this point because I was under the impression I had stayed with everybody when I hadn't and I still havent't a clue where I got to. I know exactly where Heather went to though- straight to bed after being incredibly ill. H has told me that she went to bed at 9pm and remained as sick as a dog for pretty much all of the next day. I do however remember later in the evening when I joined Antonio and the other Italian guys who were on board for a few rounds of Uno- I now understand the rules of uno but in a language that I don't speak- a good point for my C.V methinks haha.
The second day was spent doing some swimming/ snorkelling and beginnig to celebrate Daves birthday. We also spent some time worshipping the sun. The 2nd evening Dave and boy called Pat were celebrating their birthdays and so were made to don the usual fancy dress outfits- womens clothing haha. Steve (head of entertainment on board) decided that the whole boat needed to bond and so we played a drinking game that resulted in us all being spanked really hard across the bottom with a flipper. It was very painful and I think I still have the scars. It is my fault for staying for a 2nd round but I knew the risks when I first took part. Dave played the role of a woman extremely well, and looked to be really enjoying his new found freedom- albeit in an electric blue dress with matching underwear and a long brunette wig.
Our last day at the Whitsundays was spent visiting some more of the smaller islandssa, including one which is home to the largest number of sea snakes. Luckily enough we didnt't get too close to it. WhaT we did get close to though was a giant spider with orange spots on its legs and baclk .It was absolutely huge and someone decided to shake its web to get it to run. I've never seen boys scream so much.
We had a leaving party last night which meant we got about 90 mins sleep before we had to be on the road again to head for Magnetic. The music was good but eclectic, ranging from 60's and 70's followed by trance and then electro/ techno. It was wicked and I think H may well be making a move into the cyber when we get back (hahahaha we shall see)
Anyways we are at Magnetic now and it is just what I was expecting, if not more! H, Ashleigh, Kate and I are all hiring an open top go kart tomorrow and going for a tour of the island. We will love you and leave you for now but will be in touch soon. We can't believe how quickly the time is going, we are home in just over 4 weeks!
lots of love
x x x