Breakfast on deck, we set off to the famous Whitehaven beach. En route, what we thought were rocks, actually turned out to be two turtles having sex – our first turtle encounter, brilliant!
Another long sweaty hike, lead us to the epic view of Whitehaven, it was absolutely stunning. We had a group photo and made our way to the beach. Having to wear these stinger suits in 40 degree heat wasn’t ideal, but rather that than die from a jelly fish sting!
I couldn’t get over how white sand was, or how clear the sea was. We saw lemon sharks in the shallow waters as well as huge sting rays the size of a breakfast table! I even found a pretty huge starfish that i nearly ended up standing on. We managed pictures of a human pyramid, handstands and us in waves minus the stinger suits, we thought we’d risk the jelllyfish for that all important bikini shot!!
Back on the boat after another sweaty hike, we had some grub. I spotted a turtle coming up for air, which i was pretty impressed with. We headed on to snorkelling Bay. We got speaking to a Californian girl who had done a yoga course in Bali. Her trip got me inspired to look into courses and retreats over there.
Stinger suits back on, and into the water. We had been told about Big George, the largest fish in those waters, i was hoping we wouldn’t come across him, however there he was, he was absolutely terrifying, he was the size of a small shark!