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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: General Public Voyage


FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns

DATE: 7 July 2017

POSITION: Fitzroy Island

Report by: White Watch

Rising early in the morning at Russell Island, the White watch team began their watch duty at 4am. The sailors woke to the horrible sound of Mitchel trying to play the bugle and the clacking of spoons. During the daily knotting competition, White Watch ran into a few clove hitches and it was knot good! We quickly cut our losses and found time to swim and snorkel in the pristine waters of the reefs around Franklin Island. Some of the snorkelers saw juvenile sharks, turtles, stingrays and a diverse range of aquatic species.

After a cruisy day of sailing and motoring in very light winds, we anchored at the beautiful Fitzroy Island. Most went for another swim, snorkelled around the island or jumped off the jetty. The fisherman amongst the crew almost brought home a delicacy to accompany Huey’s incredible meals, but no luck! As the sun set, the crew enjoyed the sea breeze and picturesque scenery as the adventurous sailors dived off the ship. Sophie and Kento

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