CLIENT: Redlands College
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170216
FROM: Manly TO: Manly
DATE: 17 February 2017
POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Island
Report by: White Watch
We woke up to the sunrise at 0500 and polished the brass. We then had the opportunity to blow the bugle to wake up the rest of the watches. We practised knots for the competition which we overall are winning. This was then followed by getting prepared for a swim at Peel Island. After an enjoyable time, we were driven by the dinghy back to the boat where we dried off ready to set sail for Tangalooma. Our watch was then on duty where we continued to do tacking and our duties. We sacrificed 1 hour and a half for the red watch as well considering time lost.
To pass time we sang 99 bottles of milk on the wall. Our watch has become incredibly close over the fast few days and refer to all as fam. We then reached our destination and took in the beauty of Moreton Island. Following in groups in the dinghy we all made our way over to the beach as the current was too strong to swim out too far. We used a lot of energy walking up the sand dunes but it was worth it when we went back into the refreshing water. As the day wears on and we return to the boat we practice tying ropes as the sun goes down over the wrecks. Our hunger was then replenished with bangers and mash and followed by cheesecake for dessert. After a bit of free time, the commanding crew were elected for Saturday. As a brief conclusion it was a great experience and I believe we have all grown in skills. We are all very keen for tomorrow and can’t wait for R.O.P.E.S.