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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Ormiston College

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20200918

FROM: Manly to Manly

DATE: 20 September 2020

POSITION:  Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is

REPORT BY: Red Watch

We were woken by the graceful sound of Sophie’s bugle blowing at 6.30am sharp. The vessel swiftly began to operate as those awake attended to their positions and began working together, The South Passage way. We set sail along the coast line of Moreton Island and anchored off Tangalooma Island Resort.

The group went to the shore and walked along the sand to the ship wrecks, viewing the tranquility of the ocean. Many trekked up the dunes and enjoyed a lovely view of the bay which showed the beautiful contrast of colours in the ocean. While we were enjoying our time on the island, we played in the ocean while some enjoyed the sun. After the time on the beach many leaped from the front ship into the clear, blue water below.

Next we raised the anchor and voyaged from Moreton to Peel Island. Along the way, we were greeted by three curious humpback whales that were quite fascinated by our ship, circling around us before venturing south. We viewed two pods of dolphins playing on either side of the boat on the voyage to Peel Island. When we arrived at Horseshoe Bay, all of the watch groups worked together to lower the sails before anchoring. At dinner time, most of the students watched the sun set as they indulged in the chicken stir fry, with many agreeing that was their favourite meal.

Then, we gathered in the main cabin to elect the Skipper, Sailing Master, and Navigator and Watch leaders for Command Day. Arabella was elected Skipper, Steffan was elected Sailing Master and Joel was elected as Navigator. Two of the three elected were members of the red watch group. Each watch group also elected a watch leader. Throughout the evening, some students were up on deck and experienced the starry night, with a glimpse of the Milky Way.

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