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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20220404

FROM: Manly to Manly

DATE: 6 April 2022

POSITION: Bulwer, Moreton Is

REPORT BY: Red Watch

The day kicked off with early shifts working on navigation and brass cleaning. Three members of the group woke up at 5 am to commence the navigation process while the rest woke up at 6 am to finish off the brass cleaning. The whole crew then proceeded to have breakfast which included cereals, hashbrowns, toast, and spaghetti.

Us, the Red Watch, were then assigned to watch the ship and then to set up the jib sail and the staysail as the vessel left the spit of Gold Coast. Most of the crew experienced the wrath of the ocean, sea sickness, which knocked out the watch crew down to five people. We sailed past both North and South Stradbroke Islands, which took most of the day. The ocean was clear, and it had a nice view to the surrounding islands, with a few encounters with dolphins. With being out to sea, the waves were quite large. This resulted in a number of people aboard being sick.

In the watch, though we were down to five people, we went from Helm, where we got to steer the ship, to lookout – both starboard and port, deck check and standby helm, which included navigating where we were in the coral sea.

For lunch, we had spaghetti Bolognese, and dinner was steak and vegetables. We also continued to sail through the dark at night to reach Bulwer, Moreton Island, where we anchored and will sleep tonight.

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