CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170719
FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville
DATE: 22 July 2017
POSITION: Rattlesnake Is
Report by: Blue Watch
Today we woke up on the Great Barrier Reef to a cloudy sunrise at 4 in the morning to polish the brass. On the menu for breakfast there were bacon and eggs as well as cereal and toast like other mornings.
We hoisted the sails and begun our journey back to the Palm Islands. Despite not seeing any whale or dolphins, we did happen to see a few sea snakes. For blue watch, it was a slow morning up until our shift at midday where we tacked 11 times and shortened our record to two minutes and fifty-six seconds (from around 7 minutes) and we have the blisters to prove it (we’re knot kidding). Cath the Cook prepared some mean burritos which made everyone drool for more.
Our shift was followed by some lounging on deck and watching out for more marine life. Night fell fast and we lowered the sails in complete darkness. It was challenging but in the end worth it. After the tiring work we had a few moments to rest under the stars until we had to elect the crew for tomorrow’s sail home. The dream team was formed: Max, Michael and Ben, The Sailing master, Navigator and Skipper respectively. Now, we rush to finish this report in a desperate attempt to get a good night’s sleep.