South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group C

VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807

FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville

DATE: 12th August 2018

POSITION: Palm Island

REPORT BY: Red Watch

 

Most of us were asleep when we were moored adjacent to Lucinda jetty.

We moved at 5:15.

There was a knots competition for the round turn and two half hitches, won by red watch at 8.00. At Lucinda, we filled up the fresh water tanks. We left Lucinda at 9.00 and started to sail. Whilst sailing, we had burgers for lunch-everybody thoroughly enjoyed them, sailed in very light winds (moved with motor not wind) to Falcon Island. During sailing, we saw a whale-sadly though, not many of us were able to get a good look. We reached Falcon Island at 3.30. The boat was anchored a little while away from the island. Most of us went for a leap off the side of the boat. The cold water was slightly shocking at first, but came to feel quite refreshing. To get to the island, we arrived by dinghy. This felt like a very short ride, and the water was calm. Once arriving, we looked around the island a bit, some of us then chose to go for walk while the others chilled on the beach and had fat chats. Pretty shells outlined the sand and lay in a line on the shore. To get back to the ship, we once again travelled back to the boat by dinghy- the waters were rougher than the previous trip and some water sprayed into the dinghy. When we were on board, we pulled up the anchor (a group effort). For dinner, we ate chicken drumsticks, rice, peas, carrots and gravy; everybody loved it! Then we had delicious cheesecake for dessert (if only there was more). Afterwards, we had a knots competition for reef knots at the table-once again won by red watch. J

The day was an extremely fun and pleasant one, everybody enjoyed themselves.

1 Comment

  1. Greg williamson on August 13, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    What awesome sight seeing you guys sail into Orpheus Island research bay as we headed to work on the F V Pisces Star, i took a couple of photos & posted on fb,what an amazing experience for your young sailors from Cathederal School, I’m sure my neice & nephew would have done the same had that opportunity been available when they attended Cathederal

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