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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: General Public Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20220605

FROM: Airlie Beach to Townsville

DATE: 7 June 2022

POSITION: Horseshoe Bay

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

Another early 6.00 AM start this morning with a quick rendition of Happy Birthday for Libby somewhat dampened by the steady the rain and an overcast sky. All hands were on deck in wet weather gear hauled the sails while Hugh prepared another cracking breakfast – this time porridge along with pancakes and lashings of maple syrup & banana.

We again motored under sail, but as the morning progressed the breeze increased, and we were lucky enough to proceed under sail for a full ten minutes! A highlight of the day was the Mackerel catch which various crew members took credit for. Sharon was adamant she veered off course while on helm to hook the catch. Mal applied the coup d’état after a quick ‘fishy’ kiss. Apparently, there was an extended impromptu Ukulele concert on the foredeck lead by Libby, however I can’t verify this as was catching forty winks below.

The remainder of the day passed pleasantly with banter amongst the crew and passengers as the boat settled into a steady rhythm of watch changes and turns on the helm. We arrived in Magnetic Island shortly before dusk. Sadly, no spectacular sunset tonight, however the deep-fried fish portions from today’s catch more than made up for it. Our evening concluded with another lovely dinner and a final rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to Libby. Kris

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