From what we hear, Airlie Beach used to be a small, quiet place to sit on the beach beneath a coconut tree and take in the scenery. Now it's a strip mall, mainly an outpost for people heading to the Great Barrier Reef. We passed a few days here while we waited for the weather to improve before our reef cruise, and it was very beautiful on first sight, but without much to keep us interested.
I was pretty excited about finding this mango sorbet at the Airlie Beach market. Sam has the same juicer at home, so I know I'll be using it to make my own sorbet when we're back in Texas. It's only 1 ingredient: frozen mangoes. Yum!
Sam found a coconut on the ground, sawed it open with Matt's hacksaw, and shared it with me. I've said it before, but if I had to be stranded on a desert island, I would want it to be with Sam. He's the best!
|Awesome trees are everywhere in Australia|
|Birdies in a row|
|Shute Harbour- this is where we camped for a couple nights|
|Thanks, Google, for helping me identify this bird as a darter.|
To stave off our boredom, we decided to head to nearby Dingo Beach. With a name like that, we figured it had to be interesting! Stayed tuned to find out what iconic Aussie animals we met there...