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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Peace Lutheran College


FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns

DATE: 5 June 2017

POSITION: Mourilyan Harbour

Report by: Red Watch

We were woken up at 0600 to polish the brass upon command.  At 0630 we were served cold breakfast by the wonderful chef Hugh. At 0715 we devoured a hot breakfast. It was fantastic. Although team leaders were mocked, teased and tortured by us Red watch team we got the job done. 

We set sail at 0800 with ideal conditions departing from Hinchinbrook channel. During the course of the day, conditions began to improve with strong winds and choppy waves often making the boat turn from side to side.

We had a knot tying competition 10 minutes before lunch which was at 1130. For Lunch, we had Mexican burritos with salad. We managed to reach Dunk island around 1430 where some of us took the dingy to shore while others jumped off the boat, having a great swim and absorbing the natural beauty of the island. We then headed towards our destination for the night, Mourilyan Harbour. It was quite windy with some rain. We put the anchor down at approximately 1900.

Once were anchored, we had some time off to relax or sleep until we started our watch. Then we practiced some knots, had a laugh or two and did some readings at 2000. We then finished this report and went to bed around 2200.

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