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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: General Public Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20220605

FROM: Airlie Beach to Townsville

DATE: 5 June 2022


REPORT BY: Blue Watch

Mick was completely overcome with disappointment as he had been so excited as being nominated as bungle player to wake the troops.  But given we were moored on the L finger, in the Coral Seas Marina at Airlie Beach, with all the rather-large-upmarket yachts moored alongside us, it was decided not to wake them as well

Nevertheless, after a wholesome breakfast cooked by the more-than-capable Hugh, we set off for Hook Island in the Whitsundays.  We furled the sails at Nara Inlet which is a picturesque little spot with the most gorgeous turquoise water, rugged coastline and our resident guest Fergus was waxing lyrical about the geological formations. So off we went in the tender to explore the National Park and the Ngaro Aboriginal site.  A very impressive example of Aboriginal occupation.  It’s the oldest site on the east coast of Australia – 9000 years old. 

Back to South Passage for lunch. We had Hugh’s famous burgers and there were many a joke flying around about the “Best Burgers are at Hungry Hugh’s”

We motor sailed on further past spectacular coastline and the tricky navigation required by the expert team through The Gloucester Channel to our final mooring at Bona Bay. We lowered the sails and dropped the anchor as the sun was setting for the day.  It lit up Mount Dromedary like an active volcano.  As there was a trawler in the foreground the South Passage paparazzi were going crazy.  Hugh’s fiery beef curry finished the day beautifully.

At time of writing this report we could hear the ukulele tinkering in the background.  We think there might another sing-along about to happen. Sharyn

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