Give Me Five! The Stunning Whitsundays In Australia
by Ian Skellern
For those living in the Northern hemisphere, which I presume is the majority of you, here are a few photos that will hopefully help chase away the winter chill and damp, at least for a few minutes anyway.
While I have called Switzerland home for nearly 20 years now, I grew up in tropical North Queensland, Australia.
So naturally I took everything for granted (or nearly everything): warm weather all year round; fantastic winters, or more accurately, no winters at all; fresh fruit (I’d forgotten just how much tastier locally grown fruit is); incredible fauna and flora; relaxed lifestyle and people; and the Great Barrier Reef.
Okay, I’ll admit the last one isn’t true and that I have always appreciated just how great the diving and snorkelling is on the reef.
It has been quite a few years since I’ve visited Australia and even more since I’ve visited the Whitsunday region; however I have the great fortune to be here now.
As it was a nice day for a drive, my wife and I did just that today and the photos above are just a few of the vistas (and animals) we saw from the side of the road (albeit a dirt road at times).
Except for that photo of the wild cockatoos that drop in for afternoon tea each day.
Also published on Medium.