CLIENT: General Public Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20230816
FROM: Rosslyn Bay to Hervey Bay
DATE: 16 August 2023
POSITION: Cape Capricorn
REPORT: White Watch
0700hrs left Rosslyn Bay Marina, under motor till morning tea. Skipper Callum was presented with his much-requested scone. We did knot tying practiced bowline, figure 8, round turn and two half hitches. The sails were then raised the main sail, fore sail, jib and staysail. The wind came up nicely and the ship achieved approximately 7.3 knots, couldn’t get to 8 knots so did not water ski!
We have 4 new sailors and everyone else has been on board before. We did three tacks out to Hummocky Island, and had a yacht lower his sails when he came toward us. We anchored in the lee of Cape Capricorn Lighthouse and went ashore and seven of us climbed up to the lighthouse. What amazingly fantastic views from the top, out to sea and down a southern beach and across to the Narrows. We could even see the top of Yellow Patch. We spotted a whale fairly close to shore, on the walk back down the hill to ride the rib back to South Passage.
Then back to the ship and chicken dinner and apple pie with custard and cream, thanks to Louise our wonderful cook. White Watch headed by Rosemary have had a glorious day on the water, so blue and calm, even saw dolphins at play on the bow.
Looking forward to what tomorrow brings.