So my mother and her other half have finally landed in Melbourne.
They literally stayed for one day and then we flew to Hamilton Island, off the Whitsundays. After a minor delay at the airport, we landed about 12.
We have a stunning view from our accommodation and we get to drive around the island in a golf buggy (with pimped alloys).
After a quick bite to eat at the harbor, I grabbed my snorkel and headed for the beach.
Manged to see a few mini rays and a HUGE turtle, which I was oblivious to until he literally swam through my legs. He is a Loggerhead, apparently well known by the locals. Been there for years. I saw a stingray the size of me (and a bit more) and got so scared I swam back to the beach. I did not want the same fate as our old mate Steve.
After a few vinos on the porch, we headed to the beach for dinner at the Chinese restaurant and had a feast.
A great first day.