After three days at sea from Darwin, we have now arrived at Airlie Beach for the Whitsundays in glorious weather. We were taken straight off the ship on to a Cruise Whitsundays catamaran, which transferred us to Able Point Marina and a free shuttle into town, popular with backpackers. After spending the morning exploring, we returned to the ship at 2pm, again by cat. As is now often the case, the Captain himself personally greated us aboard! A very sociable captain, I would suggest, at 37 only, he should make Commodore well before 50. A magnificent day! Brisbane next on the 21st. Thanks Paul for the updates on the tender gearbox repair.