Bucket list trip
IT WAS perhaps a coincidence that the Yamaha Variety Jet Trek 2017 Mission: Whitsundays event was named before Cyclone Debbie hit the coast. The event, organised by Variety Children’s Charity of Queensland, is all about empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Riders have embarked on a ‘bucket list’ trip, arriving at Mission Beach last weekend and covering 100km on the water each day to arrive in the Whitsundays on Friday at Hydeaway Bay for lunch. They will continue on to Abell Point Marina, with all 90 jet skis to arrive at 3pm on Saturday. Sailability Whitsunday members will also have a joy ride opportunity at the marina from 7.30am on Saturday.