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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: General Public Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180110

FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane

DATE: 13 January 2018

POSITION: Off Cape Hawke

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

We were mercifully spared the 6 am bugle call after our night sail and had a luxurious sleep in until 7.30 am. To our delight we woke to the spectacular view of Fingal Bay and the headlands of Port Stephens. We went ashore and took the opportunity to go for a refreshing morning swim and walk to the historic lighthouse on Point Stephens (named by Captain Cook in 1770). We also experienced the strange sensation of land-sickness and took a little while to get our land-legs back.

After a couple of hours ashore, we set sail with orders from our fearless bosun Daena and took up our duties on the main sail. We were lucky enough to be joined by a pod of dolphins that rode the bow waves like pros.

After the previous night’s events, we all took to the bunks for a well-earned nap/hibernation.

The conditions were much milder than the previous day and there was some improvement in those who felt sick. When Blue Watch went out on our evening shift and within a few minutes found ourselves drenched with rain. This was not in the brochure!

Now we are off to bed and wait for tomorrow’s fearless bosun Blake to take us to Coffs Harbour.

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