Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat
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THE WAITING GAME
To sense the distance from each small ripple
the echo, roll, gulp and swish from
left and right, its lengthening and
shortening, its volume varying
To feel each strand of hair upon the face
each glittering skein before the eyes
the course it takes across the
We now have two nights at Airlie Beach after five nights anchored in Cid Harbour on the west coast of Whitsunday Island. We had our first proper rain while there since leaving Sydney so enjoyed a movie day while the boat was thoroughly rinsed of all salt. This was the perfect all weather anchorage as we had very strong winds for a few days.
David and I did did ...
... that called me before?'. As the answer was affirmative I let loose: 'I see you are calling from overseas. You told me you were calling from Sydney. Now I know this is not a genuine call. I do NOT want you or anyone else from microsoft to call me. I will call.....Indeed it appears I did 'call' her on this one, as before I could finish the sentence, she abruptly hung up...and suddenly this ending is as an echo, I have heard it before.
... two snorkelling opportunities, the second was with 'Ocean Rafting' and included the rafting experience, a visit to Whitehaven beach, a bush walk to Hill Inlet and two snorkelling ops. The third one, and the one I was most excited about, was a one hour flight over the Whitsunday's and the Great Barrier Reef! We also hired a car for a day so that we could go and explore Conway Bay and Dingo Beach. We were really pleased to be snorkelling again and Kevin got ...
... wonder in for a swim and as always the water is fresh to start with but you soon get use to it. A Swedish man at our apartment tells us the trick is to immediately submerge yourself to the neck for 19 seconds to acclimatise to cooler water! Why not 20 we wonder?
After a few hours we walk around the shops getting some groceries and checking out a restaurant we want to eat at called Mr Bones which is number 1 on Tripdvisor but oh no ...