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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College


FROM: Manly TO: Manly

DATE: 4 April 2017

POSITION: Myora, North Stradbroke Island

Report by: White Watch

We woke up this morning at 6:30, for an early start to the day. Dennis made us all some tasty breakfast before we headed out for the day. We sailed around for the day, practicing our tacking and attempted a gybe before heading to North Stradbroke Island. After completing a tack late in the morning, a sudden gust of wind caught the crew off guard, causing the ship to heel over a long way The people on the top deck witnessed intense scenes of two red watch members being thrown to the lower side of the ship, causing their life jackets to activate – much to their surprise. The people in the cabins, below deck were extremely confused as gravity pulled them towards the walls instead of the floor.

Later in the afternoon, we stopped off at a peaceful part of Stradbroke Island to explore and stretch our legs. Some – much against their better judgement – decided to go brave the icy waters and take a dip. It was a bad idea….

After tiring of the island, we came on board and chilled for a birthday celebration before hoisting some sail and sailing further north along Stradbroke Island. The evening was spent chilling, solving riddles and joining the Fifi club. Dinner was excellent – thanks Dennis.

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