FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – 11th Port – Hamilton Island, Australia – Day 27

February 26, 2016 by · 2 Comments 

Sunday, February 21st 

  • Since La Cimbali “the God of the perfect cup” doesn’t get woken up until 9 am, we sleep in every morning until 8:40. Today was the first day we’ve had to wake up. 7:00 am. Yikes! Felt like the middle of the night! Turns out room service Americano coffee is actually not bad.

3 Hamilton Island, Australia 2016

  • The main sail was raised by hand even though the mast on our 66’ catamaran was 100 feet high. Not a problem when you have a staff of strappy young sailors!

My fantasy realized…I finally got to be “rail candy”

4 Hamilton Island, Australia 2016

…OK in mi sueños…maybe in another life!

  • What I love most about sailing is the quiet. As you gently glide through the water the only sound you hear is the wind rustling through the sails. And with more wind the more it snaps as the sail slackens and fills again.

12 Hamilton Island, Australia 2016

  • The major mode of transportation at this sweet little vacation village is by golf cart.
  • While we were technically in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, if you wanted to actually see and snorkel the GB Reef you had to leave at 5:45 am! That clearly wasn’t going to happen! We did that ten years ago so we opted for Sailing the Whitsunday Passage.

11 Hamilton Island, Australia 2016

FUN-fact – There are 74 islands in the Whitsunday’s chain and is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.