CLIENT: Redlands College
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20181008
FROM: Manly To: Manly
DATE: 9 October 2018
POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is
REPORT BY: White Watch
At 4am, we woke up and went outside and measured some coordinates and compass readings as the sun was rising. We then started to clean all the brass on the ship and then Alana did the bugle to wake everybody up at 6:30am. Once we woke them up, we had the cold breakfast and cleaned the bathroom, competed in a knotting competition and enjoyed a hot breakfast. This was all in preparation for a morning at the big sand hills of Moreton Island.
We got in a boat with Robyn and arrived at the shore of the island. We began our walk to the sand hills. Some students enjoyed running up and down the sand hills, then cooling off in the beach. We then went back to the boat and some jumped off the boat.
After a short delay, (teacher Mike did another run to the top of the sandhills to retrieve Radio) we brought up the anchor, started watch and setting up the sails. We then sailed and completed our duties as White Watch, all the way to Peel Island. We did gibe and jives and tacked the vessel to direct us to the right direction. The weather was beginning to become windy and cloudy so we used techniques to help us arrive to Peel Island efficiently.
When we arrived at Horseshoe Bay, we took down the sails and put down the anchor. Finally, we set up camp for the night satisfied with how we “did it for the girls” – White is the all-girls watch!