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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190720

FROM: Cairns To: Townsville

DATE: 23 July 2019

POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

We woke up bright and early to the sound of the bugle in the Hinchinbrook channel. We set sail at 7am for Magnetic Island. Without hoisting our sails, we continued to through the Hinchinbrook Channel until we found ourselves at Lucinda. We reached the longest service jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, a whopping 5.76km long. Finally passing the jetty (and the rain), the main and fore sails were hoisted high above our heads.

The headsails were interrupted with the sight of whales off of the portside far in the distance. Just when we thought it was over and the whales had what seemed to disappear, they breached metres away from the starboard side of our vessel. We were have an absolute whale of a time. Eventually it came to an end, we continued with our duties and set sail for Magnetic Island. Those off watch were singing away below deck while others watched carefully over the ocean. It had been a few more hours until we saw more whales.

We eventually got to Horseshoe Bay where we all sang in the talent show. Overall, it was a great day and a great experience.

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