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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: St Stephens College

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181001

FROM: Hervey Bay To: Manly

DATE: 3 October 2018

POSITION: South White Cliffs, Fraser Is

REPORT BY: Red Watch

On the morning of the 3rd of October, 2018, we arose from our slumber at 0600. We were challenged with the significant task of polishing the brass on the ‘South Passage’, followed by a knot competition in which the White Watch was successful. Once Hugh aka, Jamie Oliver on Steroids, finished making brekkie, we decided to settle into our tucker. The number 2s were on kitchen wash-up, and numbers 3 and 4 on cleaning duties.

At 0830, we pulled up the anchor, it was all hands on deck pulling up four sails as Skipper Jim chucked a U-ie to get the bow into the wind. We knew it would be a relaxing, majestic day of sailing the eastern coast of A’Straya.

After three and a half hours our mouths were drooling with anticipation after catching the delectable aroma of Hugh’s signature dish Spag Bole. After an early lunch, the tender was unleashed, and we slowly began our long, 10 metre, treacherous journey to the shore. We arrived at the base of Z force, and were taken on an educational tour, and hike of the ruins. It was intriguing to gain insight into the lives of those who were involved in World War II.

Once we returned, the high temperatures made our swim so much more enjoyable. At 1530, we set sail for South White Cliffs, and were fascinated by the amazing clarity of the water. At 1700, we approached the Anchorage, and the second knot competition was underway with the victors being the Blue Watch. Once again Hugh worked his magic, and created a marvellous feast consisting of soft buttery boiled potatoes, roasted pumpkin seasoned to perfection, peas, and the slow cooked steak packed with flavour.

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