CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160716
FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville
DATE: 18/7/2016 TIME: 2200 hrs
POSITION: Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island
We woke up at 0600, an early start in preparation for a long haul through the Hinchinbrook channel and down to Orpheus Island. The weather provided a challenge as we were new to working in strong winds, rain, and a choppy swell. The outgoing tide created an even bigger swell that soaked all on deck, and rendered many seasick for the morning. The wind eased as we headed away from Mourilyan Harbour, we ran with the wind down past Dunk Island, and headed for Hinchinbrook Island. On the way, whales and dolphins were seen, and we were greeted with some sunshine and light winds as we entered the channel.
The sun set as we passed through the channel, mainly motoring, and we made the decision to sail on into the night. A beautiful full moon guided our way past the Lucinda Sugar Terminal, putting into practise the theory on navigational buoys, beacons and marks we had learnt the night before. We anchored off at Orpheus Island near the research station at 2100 and the night watches commenced. Overall, the day was challenging but highly enjoyed by all.
Katie Pozzi, Claudia Philp, Deryll Karlina