South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Northern Beaches Scouts

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180103

FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney

DATE: 5 January 2018

POSITION: Fingal Bay, Port Stephens

REPORT BY: Red Watch

The day started just after the sun rose in Newcastle, with Red Watch cleaning the brass before setting sail for Fingal Bay. After Tim finished polishing the bugle he woke almost everyone up. Then there was Josh who slept through the entire thing until Tim played it directly into Josh’s ear. Before breakfast, the first knotting competition took place, with the Red Watch taking out their third win.

The swell was calm coming out of Newcastle, being the first day that we had nobody seasick. With the warm sunny weather most seemed to be in a better mood. The mood was lifted even more when a pod of dolphins showed up.

We arrived into Fingal Bay mid-afternoon, with plenty of time for a swim/snorkel before dinner. Just before dinner we had another knotting competition. This time was the bowline. Red came second by 10 seconds because we forgot what a bowline was and thought it was a figure of eight. After that disaster, we were able to enjoy a delicious dessert, a beautiful sunset and watch all the stars come out.

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