Well, the sun has gone away, so I’ll type a bit more. Airlie Beach was kinda fun, and it was also kinda quiet. There are two backpackers that have bars attached (Magnums and Beaches), and these can be good fun. I also managed to meet more people that I had already met further up the coast in Airlie than anywhere else. Just walking along the main road I must have said it is a small world about three times. I also stumbled across a night-club with a rather good Nirvana cover band playing. Nobody there seemed that impressed with them, but I thought they were cool.
I met Paul again, from the Rum Runner trip. He was planning to charter a boat and go sailing. I wonder how he got on. The second day there I went out on a free trip to Bait reef for a bit of snorkelling on the Pro-Diver. This was included as a free trip when I booked the sailing trip on Soverign. The visibility was only about 10m, and the coral wasn’t great. Pro-Dive didn’t seem very organised either, but I did one last dive just to bring my dive log to 20. I stayed at the Bush Village Resort, which was very nice, if a bit quiet.