South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College


FROM: Coffs Harbour TO: Port Stephens

DATE: 15 Oct 2017


Report by: Blue Watch

We were woken up by our cook Cath, who was making a massive breakfast for us all to enjoy. We had some free time to learn some more about the boat and then we set sail at nine am.

Bailey had the hardest job of climbing into the anchor well which was a small dark hole with no ventilation, and this made him sick for the rest of the day. Whilst some people were hanging on for dear life on the roughest seas known to man, Kobe was power-napping for 5 hours straight. While still preparing for our day’s worth of sailing, Charlise had managed to slip down the stairs and so did many throughout the day.

Some of the highlights of the trip were watching whales breaching out and dolphins showing off their tricks to SPCC students. While many were seasick at some stage, most were able to bounce and still contribute to their teams on watch.

Some find the rocking of the boat comforting, while others tumble down stairs and break the plates at the same time. Once we got to our destination, trial bay some daring sailors jumped off the boat into freezing Tasman Sea for a swim.

After a challenging day, we all found enjoyment and had a laugh about all the days’ ups and downs. Early to bed for a big day sailing tomorrow to Broughton Island.

1 Comment

  1. Craig Gibson on October 16, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Great work guys!

    Rest assured that the seas yesterday were out of the ordinary and even caused the crew on the “David Allan” (dredge that is in Newcastle Harbour that works every day) to be seasick. If you can get through that you can get through anything.

    I’m sure the whales and dolphins will be putting on a great display today and we can’t wait to see photo’s!

    The conditions will be easing today and all of you will love Broughton Island to anchor at today. Look out for each other and have fun.
    Can’t wait to hear the stories.

    Craig Gibson
    (Bailey’s dad)

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