Whitehaven Beach

Today we had another great day sailing with 20 knots of wind and fair tides. We headed for Chance Bay on the southern end of Whitsunday Island which is clearly the centre of the Whitsundays. Helicopters constantly buzz overhead full of tourists and we were joined at our anchorage by three huge motor yachts complete with the toys that they all carry. But then a small sea plane came down low and just landed on the sea right beside us. It slowly motored ashore and stopped on the delightfully secluded beach. The pilot lay a white table cloth and picnic on the beach while his two passengers had a dip in the sea. Now that’s real style.

After our lunch we took the tender ashore and from the beach there is a 3.8 km walk through the rainforest which comes out at the famous iconic Whitehaven Bay. Whitehaven Bay is reputed to have one of the best beaches in the world, often featured in Sunday magazines. By the time we arrived it was late afternoon and we had the whole bay to ourselves. We had a swim, walked back to Chance Bay and back on Ulysses we had our usual cocktails and dinner.

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