CLIENT: St Johns College Lismore
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20231010
FROM: Manly to Coffs Harbour
DATE: 11 October 2023
POSITION: Near Gold Coast Seaway
REPORT: Red Watch
We set sail around the bay and anchored for the day and afternoon. We spent the day on the ship and perfected our rope skills. That morning we had an early morning watch shift from 12am till 4am as we were anchored. Whilst watching the ship and taking coordinates, we heard the sound of dugongs and could also hear their splashes in the water.
Today we set sail from North Stradbroke to South Stradbroke and found a little bay of sand and anchored there for the afternoon. We caught the dinghy over to the shore and explored the area and went for a swim. We then went for a walk on a track and found ourselves on the beach to ourselves with bright blue water. We all jumped in right away and spent the afternoon in the water and playing on the sand.
Then we made our way back to the shore and caught the dinghy back to the ship for the afternoon to learn a new rope skill and had a competition. White came in first place, red came in second and blue unfortunately came last. We all sat on the ship for the afternoon sunset and enjoying each other company and saw a pod of dolphins in the distance.
We all had dinner which was cooked by our amazing Lou which was bangers, mash, and veggies. We’ve been in intense games of uno which has made everyone’s voices raise but it ends in laughter and giggles. Tomorrow we are due to set sail at 09:00 to Coffs and arrive at around midday Friday. Tilly