South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Byron Bay High School

VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170314

FROM: Manly TO: Manly

DATE: 16 March 2017

POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island

Report by: Red Watch

We woke up bright and early before the bugle. Red watch cleaned and polished the brass on the wheel, bugle and bell using brasso. Heidie did an amazing job of polishing the bell. Hugh cooked bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast. We raised the anchor using four big pieces of wood connected to a metal capstan and then got ready to set sail to the well renowned giant sand dunes of Moreton Bay. Peter ferried us across the bay onto shore. That took up an hour of our day. We then climbed massive sand dunes and slid down them on boogie boards. It was really hot but at the top of the sand dunes it was really windy and there was lots of sand flies Jose got the furthest on these. After this sand filled adventure we then cooled off in the ocean.

Afterwards we set sail for Horseshoe Bay We hoisted the sails and had an incredible afternoon sailing. The wind picked up and we reached 8 knots at one stage. We tacked several times and worked together very well. The day ended with delicious chicken stir fry and an impromptu concert. ‘Sleepy-time’ now.

1 Comment

  1. Kim on March 17, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Great to hear of your travels, sound like you guys have been having way too much fun. Hoping your last day at sea is a sunny and bright one – with good winds for a smooth sail home – see you tonight Ruby x 🙂

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