CLIENT: Mullumbimby High School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 2020309
FROM: Manly to Manly
DATE: 11 March 2020
REPORT BY: White Watch
We left school on Monday at 1600 and arrived at the Manly wharf at 1745 (Queensland time). We saw the coolest ship ever! Her name was South Passage. We went aboard and set up our bunks and stowed our gear in our lockers. That evening, we got snacks at the local store and went to the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club for dinner. The first night we stayed at the pier in Manly Harbour.
The next morning we had a first breakfast of cereal and juice and the big breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast. We then tidied up our bunks and got briefed on the safety rules. The skipper exited the harbour as we ‘learned the ropes’ such as hoisting the sails, tacking, dropping anchor etc. It was very wet and windy with a wind speed of 25 knots! We did learn to tack around Moreton Bay to practice how to manage the boat and finished the day with a knot tying competition and a quick swim off the ship, the knot was a round turn and 2 half hitches. We use those knots for our bunk beds and throughout the ships deck.
We woke up Wednesday morning and had breakfast and another knot tying competition (which White Watch one). After that grabbed our swimmers and climbed into the dinghy to head towards the Big Sand Hills, we saw some big sea turtles and once we reached Moreton Island, there were stingrays near the shore. Once we arrived we took about one and a half hours to reach the top, it was a beautiful view. We got boogy boards and slid down the steep sandy hills. Once we got back we did more tacking up and down the bay. We anchored at Moreton Bay and watched the sunset as we ate sausages and mashed potato. After dinner we had a chat went to sleep getting energy for the next day. Jada and Tony