During the simple ceremony Amanda read a poem for us, LOVE`S PHILOSOPHY by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the sea,
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion.
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In on another`s being mingle
Why not i with thine?
See the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another,
No sister flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother,
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea
And what are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?
Favorite thing: Whitsunday Island is a national park so no camping or bonfires on the beach. On Whitehaven Beach there are some barbeques under the trees for the organised trips to use, the boat crews know where they are and they cook up some great food too.After we got hitched on the beach we retreated to the shade and tucked in. Don`t be surprised to if the odd goanna turns up to beg for scraps.
Whitehaven Beach is an amazing place!!! We anchored there one night and spent a lot of time on the beach... The beach stretches six kms and is pure white silica sand. Gorgeous!!
You will find tours to Whitehaven Beach (on Whitsunday Island) from almost everywhere...it is a very popular tourist destination. The beach is so long that you won't have to share your area with many others even on a busy day.
Favorite thing: A romantic way to spend an evening and only $43 a head is the sunset champagne cruise aboard the Banana Winds. Sailing from Abel Point Harbour the cruise lasts between 2 to 3 hours during which some food will be served and there is an unlimited supply of bubbly.
This is the most interesting thing that struck me about this part of the world - the difference in height between the high and log tides! It is unreal!
When the tide went out, you could walk out for hundreds of meters and find lots of little sea creatures in the water pools!
You can see from the photos the difference!
Favorite thing: This is one of the Goannas that you may encounter on Whitsunday Island, about 3 feet long, apparently it`s one of the smaller ones.