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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends


FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville

DATE: 26 June 2017

POSITION: Haycock Is. Hinchinbrook Chanel

Report by: Blue Watch

Blue Watch made an absolute welter of the brass polishing as the sun rose for our early morning watch. The bugle playing was a truly inspirational event to bring the wake up news of more clouds and threat of rain to the whole crew. The deputy skipper timed our next tack perfectly for the oncoming shower squall so we maintained our perfect record of 100% tacking in the rain.

Passing the Friendly Islands had the weather improve and the rain dissipated but didn’t quite take the clouds. Headed for Hinchinbrook Island and although a tad slower than anticipated we made it unscathed down the passage between the mainland and the island. Treated to some quite spectacular views of the coast line and the heritage listed H.I. as we motored up to our mooring for tonight at Haycock Is. Unfortunately the Skipper and his mate sent a forward message to the local inhabitants (Mr & Mrs Mosquito) of our presence.

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