24.03.2014 28 °C
Got to Airlie Beach and managed to walk straight into a cyclone…this meant weather warning from the hostel on where to evacuate to if needed. Quite scary when not sure how this weather can or will affect you. Waited the weather out in Airlie Beach as all boats and planes had been cancelled.
Once weather had blown over, literally! Got to do a scenic flight over the Whitsundays. This is one of the most amazing things as could see where I snorkelled on the 3 day sailing trip last year. Beautiful views. Was a little bumpy ride though as weather still in the middle of clearing up, but defiantly glad I went.
Once left Airlie Beach went to Magnet Island where the weather amazing. Went to a champagne breakfast, where it was all you could eat – to a backpacker what more could you ask for? They also brought animals round including a massive snake that I could only bring myself to touch, a crocodile that I held and also a cuddle from a lovely koala. Also hired a car for few days around Magnet Island, which meant got to go to some really cool snorkelling places and stunning beaches. In the evening drove to West Point to watch the sun set over the water, the only place on the east coast that can do this as normally sets over land.
Headed to Mission Beach to chill out for few days, which I did on the beautiful beach before heading to Cairns.