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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Silkwood School


FROM: Manly TO: Manly

DATE: 27 April 2017

POSITION: Mud Island

Report by: Blue Watch

We weighed anchor at Coran Island at about 0630 after polishing the brass and having a bugle session thanks to Bia and her elephant noises. South Passage set sail through the Gold Coast Seaway as we crashed through the rough ocean. Not very windy but cold and we saw many beautiful dolphins jumping in and out of the water. Kai attempted to fish but was unsuccessful. We thought we had to settle for ship biscuits and salted pork but Cath saved the day with yet another amazing lunch that everyone loved.

As the afternoon went on the wind dropped out and South Passage motored to Cape Morton reaching it by night fall. Listening to the marine radio a strong wind warning was issued as we approached Tangalooma. We faced a strong SW change of some 25-30knots. The skipper in his wisdom chose to continue on with the tough blue watch facing the strong wind and extreme temperature. We came through at a safe anchorage at Mud Island. Then we had hot chocolate all-round with cookies YAY!

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