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Published: March 19th 2014
Queen Mary Day 5
What a start to the day, sunrise and passing through the Whitsundays. It took quite a few hours from start to finish. The decks were awash with people and many oohs and ars were to be heard. There was a special Pilot brought on board and on the half hour would give a commentary about the various islands, the history and landmarks. Places like Hamilton Island the Molle Islands, Daydream etc were all mentioned, along with Shute Harbour. As we passed through the passage, many small boats were seen including speed boats while yachts of various shapes and sizes were sailing the multicoloured waters.
The usual superb meals were served and Jenny went to a lecture on Feet care while we both attended a session on Yorkey’s Knob, the landing area for Cairns tomorrow. We need to board a tender that takes about 30 minutes to get to shore.
Met some lovely people again, Margaret from New Zealand who was going to Southampton with a friend and Sandra and her Aunt Kate who were from Innisfail. They had to board in Brisbane even though they are only an
Sunrise on deck 7
hour from Cairns because no “new” passengers can board at Cairns.
Tonight we attended a performance by a unicyclist and juggler. We relies on audience participation and some of his antics and jokes were slightly risqué.
Lots of photos today but only a selection loaded. We also saw for the first time the photographs that have been taken by the professional on board and it looks likely we’ll fork out over $100 for some wonderful photographs.
Goodnight to 18 March 2014.
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