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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Silkwood School


FROM: Manly TO: Manly

DATE: 28 April 2017

POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island

Report by: White Watch

We started the day with pancakes, toast, and a backstay race. After our competition we went sailing onto our next destination. The night before was too windy so we ended up anchoring for the night at Mud Island.

After finally arriving at our destination of Tangalooma, we got ready to head to shore and go snorkelling, swimming, or just to have fun on the sand. We were extremely prepared for this trip to land, proven by that not only did we pack cricket bats, but snorkelling gear and bread (for the fish) too. We walked down the beach to where there was a massive sand dune, unfortunately we weren’t able to climb it due to other regulations already setup.

We then came back to the ship, having been completely exhausted from the week that had been, and the day that we all know is coming, we made an executive decision and decided that it was call for a lazy day… and to have the sheet bend competition where we were to connect ropes with knots to create a longer length of rope as fast as possible. We practiced by taking as much rope as possible and tying it together to practice our knot. We ended up almost doing a lap of the ship, (after spreading the rope out that is.) We became victories in the competition from the junior Watch-Leader and a supportive white watch helping out on the way. (The fact that our Watch-Leader helped us out A LOT to figure out the knot had quite a bit to do with it.)

The weather turned crook at the end of the day, which only lead to us having a talent competition inside. Everyone (from all watches) took part, even if that meant singing along or adding a beat here and there. Which concludes our day with light hearts and very, very cold wind.

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