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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: General Public Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20230506

FROM: Manly to Hervey Bay

DATE: 6 May 2023

POSITION: Bulwer, Moreton Is

REPORT: White Watch

We boarded South Passage at 8am today and left Manly at 8.30. We learnt to hoist the sails, and practised tacking as there were few boats around. We did see a pod of dolphins in the distance. There was very little wind, so we sailed mostly under power to Tangalooma, Moreton Island.

There we went ashore for snorkelling and took the dingy around the wrecks. The underwater visibility was quite low, but it was low tide so a lot of the wrecks were visible above the water. Upon return to the ship, we hoisted the anchor and sailed under power to Bulwer, where we again dropped anchor.

There we learnt the bowline and the one turn, two half hitches knots, and had a round turn and two half hitches knot competition relay between the watches. White Watch was the winner with 45 seconds.

We enjoyed a lovely dinner prepared by Cath, including a delicious apple pie for dessert. We were surprised to see bats flying from across the water, and some saw a dugong quite close to the ship. It was beautiful conditions, with a bright, full moon.

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