CLIENT: General Public Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20180402
FROM: Gladstone TO: Brisbane
DATE: 5 April 2018
POSITION: Burnett Heads Marina
REPORT BY: Red Watch
South Passage left Pancake Creek yesterday morning and sailed all day and through the night towards Hervey Bay. However, the skipper decided to change route, in the night, due to the fact that the rough weather was too wearing on the “voyage crew” (passengers) and we needed an engine repairer to fix a hole in the exhaust.
The overnight journey was very tough, especially the night watches, as it was cold, windy, dark, rough and rainy. The water was so choppy that many people got extremely seasick. As a result, when we docked in Port Bundaberg Marina, six people decided to leave the voyage for home.
Because the engine was being repaired throughout the day, we were allowed to have a well-earned rest. We were able to go to the local IGA and to have hot showers at the marina facilities! We will be docked at the Marina tonight, and we may not be able to complete the full voyage to Manly due to the weather.