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South Passage Daily Report


VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180623

FROM: Cairns TO: Cairns

DATE: 25 June 2018

POSITION: Sudbury Cay

REPORT BY: Red Watch

As we stepped out of the coach house onto the deck, our noses filled with the smell of brass cleaner. Immediately we looked up to the sky and an old saying came to mind warning us of the challenging day ahead; ‘pink sky night, sailors delight, red sky morn, sailors be warned.’ After polishing the brass, bugle in hand one of our members prepared to serenade her fellow crew. Many choice words and pillows thrown later, the three watches prepared for the day ahead. Little did we know what a day it would be.

Adrenaline was running high as the backstay competition went underway. First up was the blue and white watch with white being victorious. Next up it was red against white, a tie was called. The beautiful sky and perfect weather called for a quick dip in the ocean. Just as the anchor was being raised, the clear blue skies suddenly filled with dark clouds followed by copious amounts of rain, and our perfect swimming weather faded away. Throughout the journey to our next destination, The Great Barrier Reef, we battled with gale force winds and stinging rain until we finally reached the largest and most amazing coral reef in the world.

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