CLIENT: Central Coast Rudolph Steiner School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20181105
FROM: Sydney To: Sydney
DATE: 6 November 2018
POSITION: Athol Bay, Sydney Harbour
REPORT BY: White Watch
White watch started the day at four am with the traditional brass polishing activity commencing at six am. During the evening we heard penguins from the beach near the old Quarantine Station. We woke the rest of the crew with a bugle blast at six thirty am.
Before hot breakfast, we had a knot tying competition and then we hoisted sails and headed out through the Heads for a couple of hours sailing. We then headed back into the harbour and picked up our nature guide Jonnie. Then we motored to Reef beach to commence our five km return hike.
Jonnie explained about bush tucker, the different plants and the Aboriginal habitation of the area. We finished the hike at a site with aboriginal engravings in the rocks. We saw a blue tongued lizard and water dragons. We also saw a number of huts that were built during the Great Depression by people who could not afford housing.
We returned to the beach and went for a swim before returning to South Passage. We motored to our anchorage for the night, at Athol Bay, near Taronga Zoo. Finally we all had a delicious dinner and enjoyed watching the spectacular sunset over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.