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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Sail and Walk Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20210711

FROM: Townsville to Townsville

DATE: 13 July 2021


REPORT BY: Red Watch

A mostly peaceful night spent on Yanks Jetty punctuated by the occasional twang as the mooring lines adjusted themselves. The peace finally broken by the 6.30 bugle call signalling that the first breakfast of the day was ready and waiting. Under engine we moved gently away from the jetty quickly leaving Orpheus Island behind us and then got down to the serious business of the figure of eight stage of the knot tying competition.

After all the sails were raised everyone was ready for their second breakfast – fluffy and hot pancakes whipped up by Lou in the galley. 

Whales were seen blowing and breaching on the way to Hinchinbrook Island.  The aim of the day was to walk to the waterfall which we could see high above Zoe Bay as we approached the anchorage.

A group of kayakers were just leaving the beach as our marauding hoards arrived. The walk through the rainforest was lovely with palms, vines, fungi and a range of trees (and some sort of yellow flower). 

Most of the group headed blindly into the jungle but made it to the top for a scenic swim in the natural infinity pool overlooking the rainforest and bay with South Passage sitting quietly at anchor. Although the top pool had the view, the lower pool attracted the keen swimmers and many were tempted in for a second swim.

Knotting entered the endurance phase of the competition with the bowline, which had the teams battling it out at the rail.

Another brilliant dinner and desert topped off the day, and all is quiet at Goolds Bay.

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