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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Gold D of E GP Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20220418

FROM: Gladstone to Manly

DATE: 21 April 2022

POSITION: Kingfisher Bay Resort Hervey Bay

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

Woke up outside the Urangan marina, it had been a clear night and morning. After breakfast we led a knot tying competition (the young’ns are slowly taking a lead) and then motored into the Urangan Marina for supplies. It was a tight fit manoeuvring to moor at the fuel wharf but we used the anchor to pull the ship in and pull it out when leaving.

Our journey through the Northern entrance to The Great Sandy Straight was quite fast, it’s our first day on this voyage with good wind and more tacking requirements to maintain course. It’s a bit of fun but the crew are getting accustomed to working the sails.

In the afternoon we stopped at Kingfisher Bay Resort for a swim and a walk and had a second knot competition in the evening. Brose played saxophone again, straining the ears. We are now preparing for an evening motor to anchor at Fig Tree near Tin Can Bay to catch high tide in the morning for the Wide-Bay bar crossing at southern K’Gari Island.

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