CLIENT: Gold Duke of Ed Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20230702
FROM: Cairns to Cairns
DATE: 7 July 2023
POSITION: Dunk Is
REPORT: Blue Watch
The glorious day began with the sun shining and the bugle serenading us. After a cold breakfast we all convened on the deck for a double sheet bend knot typing competition. Fortunately, blue watch’s hard work paid off and we won by 10 seconds! We then had a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, baked beans, and toast.
The sails were expertly raised at approximately 8:30am, with Blue watch on the mainsail. Afterwards, we were vigilant on our watches. There was a special slay by Rex when he was Bosun and gave us orders. Lunch was a delicious burger with another slay moment by Rex when he chomped down 3 hamburgers.
We sailed onwards in the Hinchinbrook channels and the lookouts were on the edge of the deck keeping their eyes peeled for even the faintest hint of a buoy to then fast walk to inform the skipper. Miliah had a slay girlie pop moment when she reported the crocodile that might’ve eaten our queen Elizabeth! (fingers crossed). Matthew slayed the house down when he cleaned the dishes in 10 seconds, making a new world record.
At around 5pm we had a brief swim, jumping off the boat, before a wonderful dinner of roast beef, pumpkin, and potatoes. We then relaxed, in preparation for our crucial command day elections tomorrow. Vivienne slayed the day away as she slept for half the day (as usual). Deb also slayed in her very first day as our watch leader.