Well it’s official! A nice elderly lady told us yesterday that if we have lived in the Whitsundays (Australia) for more than 2 weeks, we are now classified as locals. It’s now been 18 days and we are absolutely loving living in a place my Uncle referred to as Paradise.
As photographers, my partner John from Fun Tours and myself happily chose to live here after noticing while on holidays, that there was a photo opportunity at every corner. It’s easy to see why well known Australian Photographer Ken Duncan says it’s his favourite place on Earth!
So far, our mornings start with a 2 hour walk from the famous Airlie Beach lagoon, along the Bicentennial Walkway and back again. The Bicentennial boardwalk covers Abel Point, Shingley Beach (great for collecting shells) and Cannonvale, with breathtaking views the whole way.
If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in this area, watch out for the local turtle who’s made his home in the cool waters of Whisper Bay just after Shingley Beach.
Then every afternoon we take a short stroll past the main beach in Airlie, on our way for a cool dip in the lagoon.
Talking about the lagoon, yesterday we saw the surf lifeguards go into action and drag a tourist from the water. John talks about it more over on his Travel Blog.
In a few words, I’d sum up living in the Whitsundays as sun, sand, swimming, snorkeling, turtles, relaxing, sailing, drinking and dining in the great outdoors with beautiful tropical surroundings. Yes, I think we could handle this for the next 20 years or more