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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20210721

FROM: Townsville to Townsville

DATE: 24 July 2021

POSITION: Rattlesnake Is

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

We woke up at 0400 to do our anchor watch duties. After both of the group’s shifts we cleaned the helm with Brasso. David woke up the crew with a beautiful serenade which filled the room like the sound of an angel to the tune of the last post. Later on, we left the Hinchinbrook Channel and made our way past the Lucinda Jetty, which happens to be the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere.  After sailing past the jetty, we headed towards Pelorus Island, an earlier stop of ours. After passing Pelorus, we sailed towards Palm Island. Upon reaching Palm Island we anchored in North East Bay, stopping for an hour to swim off the ship, with Alex and David managing to touch the sea bed.

We then promptly raised the main sail in record time as blue watch is the best watch (straight fax). We then rounded the Cape of Palm Island and headed straight towards Rattlesnake Island. We could not go ashore because of the possibility of being torn to shreds by unexploded bombs dropped by the RAAF over the years. We anchored for the night and played another hour and a half-long game of UNO which resulting in a much deserved loss for Justin. We then elected the leaders for the coming day: Darcy as Skipper, Justin as Sail master & 7 foot Ishaan and Aditya as navigators.

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