CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170715
FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville
DATE: 18 July 2017
POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is
Report by: Blue Watch
Today was the longest day Blue Watch has had to endure throughout the entire duration of the trip. Other than being ravaged by mosquitoes in the night, freezing in the cold and having no breakfast, Blue Watch arose at 3:45 to get over the bar at Lucinda, begin to motor and on duty to travel to Orpheus Island. Although the morning was cold, we drank tea, coffee and enjoyed the company of our fellow watch members early in the morning.
We motored past the Lucinda Jetty, which is 5.6km long, before arriving at Orpheus Island at 6:30am to have an amazing eggs and bacon breakfast whilst watching baby Humpback Whales breach. Snorkelling the nearby reef, jumping off the boat, and the challenge of climbing the front of the boat to kiss the mermaid was the highlight before setting sail to Magnetic Island.
At 12pm Blue Watch received healthy and saucy burritos for lunch before assembling on Starboard side for mustering on. On our way we saw whales and dolphins before arriving to Magnetic Island at 6pm. We enjoyed a delicious dinner of Chinese chicken stir-fry prepared by Hugh whilst watching the sunset over Magnetic Island. To end this massively long day, we were all treated to a talent show hosted by Harry. This consisted of choir songs by Tessa, James and Harry, talent shows and tricks by Jack and Jasper.
For our final day tomorrow, an election was held to elect a Skipper, Navigator and Sail Master amongst us students to help the rest of the crew reach our destination and seven hundred points for Gold. Above all today was worth waking up the early morning and worth reliving all over again.