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We’re sailing Australia’s jewel, the Whitsundays, with Hamilton Island top of the list. Join us for hikes, a boating disaster, electric storms and a... well... shitty situation. Always a pleasure to sail around with you and your crew to these beautiful and exotic places. I never did like lighting or seagulls while being on a boat, be carful.
Awesome content…. Brings back so many memories from 2001 to 2003 cruising through the islands on HMAS Tobruk…. Not sure all the boats liked when we anchored of Whitehaven and 100 or so sailors go ashore to play sports on the beach for 6 hours…. Fun times
I have visited Hamilton a number of times staying overnight in the Marina. Whilst the marina fee is high you are actually a resident guest of the resort so in your case 4 people @ $145 a night is quite cheap. The concierge help in docking and tying up is first class. Fresh food close by and a good selection of wines in the IGA. I would not knock it at all. I have also stayed in the resort in the Whitsunday apartments. 13th floor with truely spectacular views and it was not overly expensive. A great place and definitely worth it for an overnight if on a boat up that way. Best cheap experience is sunset drinks at One Tree Hill BYO. Best expensive experience is helicopter ride out to reef world for lunch and a snorkel on the outer reef.
Question: It seems as though nobody ever cruises the West coast of Australia. Why? Is the East coast so good? The West coast so bad? Both? The attractive proximity of the East coast to New Zealand and French Polynesia? Love those storm's, a for those damn birds, I think shitting on everything is entertainment for them. Would you ever consider doing a prize draw for a return trip somewhere on your amazing yacht?
Hey Kristina what can I say, but another ace video. Sure loved to see Hamilton Island, just for the rich hey & then onto Whitehaven beach & then around the corner to anchor for the night & that darned bird that left its calling card everywhere, who would have thought that one bird could do so much damage. Good to have company with you on this part of your trip as you head south.Kristina I have to ask how far south are you coming & then what? KJust thought that I would ask as you have been been both , so much enjoying what you are doing & getting better at boat handling everyday. I just hang out for your new video's so many thanks for brightening my every week. Safe travels & look forward to Sth Molle Is on next video, Cheers
Those were some incredibly beautiful storms, although I am sure you and John were both just hoping no lightning strikes to your mast. Looking forward to the videos ow that the warm weather has arrived. Safe travels!
Thanks for the great video. I visited Hamilton Island quite a few times in the early days when they had much more moderate marina fees. Not sure it's in their long term interests to gouge every visitor but I guess there is more demand for berths as time goes on. They used to have a dolphin pool so I'm glad that has gone.
That was a really nice resort at Hamilton. I liked the white sand beaches at your second stop. The storms were something else but not quite like the shitty welcome mat the seagulls set out for you. I've never seen them make a mess like that in that short period of time! Wow!
The bird problem happens a lot in some places where the birds are fishing/feeding, a way to stop them landing on the spreaders is to fix a 5mm line from the mast out to the shroud about 3" (75mm) above each spreader this stops the birds landing.
I must admit I am having a good laugh seeing how your boat got so shit bombed by the birds. I've had that problem here in Seattle/Puget Sound from time to time though no stench as you were describing. That aside I am blown away at the Whitsundays! It is not like Hawaii but like French Polynesia to be honest. Again Kristina, wonderful storytelling and editing.
Fourth frothy comment: Kristina do you have a “Fans Only” web site? Na just joking, kind of. I’ve never gone there, just know they make ridiculous amount of money. Your looking “hot to Trott” in this little video Kristina. You could always launch a Bikini line. “Kristina’s Kisses” range and every one would go out and buy them all wanting to look just like you. There’s a ridiculous accumulation of wealth in this harbour John. Enjoy