CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group E
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20180807
FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville
DATE: 16th August 2018
POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
We started off the day at 4:00am, gazing at the twinkling stars and planets while we took compass readings. The data we collected on deck was recorded in the ship’s logbook. As the sun rose behind Palm Island, we polished the ship’s brass as a group. We enjoyed a cold breakfast and won our first knotting competition, and rewarded ourselves with a warming plate of scrambled eggs and baked beans. After a slow start, we raised the anchor, prepared the sails and set off – headed to Magnetic Island. Soon after a break, we were on watch, rotating through several assigned tasks on deck. This included, manning the helm, determining the ship’s position and travel time to the destination, and multiple lookout stations. During this period, we spotted two whales, a turtle, a sea snake and a school of flying fish. Some highlights included riding the bowsprit, winning the second knotting competition, more yummy food and an amazing Uno contest. We lowered the anchor in Horseshoe Bay as the sun caressed the horizon. Finally, we ate a Chinese stir-fry for dinner and had strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Overall, it was a fantastic day and we’re glad to have ended our final camp on such a high note (Bugle). Tomorrow we look forward to docking at Townsville port and wishing farewell to the South Passage and its incredible crew.
By Blue Watch members Angus, Saskia, Ryan and Max.