South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: The Gap SHS

VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170911

FROM: Manly TO: Manly

DATE: 12 Sept 2017

POSITION: Deception Bay

Report by: White Watch

We woke to the sound of a bugle call reminiscent of a junior band. The three watch groups: red, white and blue then commenced a knot tying competition. Today’s challenge: the reef knot. Unfortunately, the white watch was not victorious, however we are striving to improve on our current score.

After this intense start to the day, the groups started our sailing trip towards Tangalooma. Along the way we saw; turtles, dugongs, dolphins and a whale. A few snorkelers braved the wrecks and came back scratched and bloody, but with the memory of feeding fish out of their hands. Another group ventured up the sand dunes and returned with half a beach glued to their backsides.

Night sailing is a whole new situation. The wind is faster, water is colder and visibility is lower than low. Yet the experience was thrilling and exhilarating. To end the night, we anchored at Deception Bay, excited to learn what tomorrow would hold.

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