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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20220727

FROM: Townsville to Townsville

DATE: 29 July 2022

POSITION: Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Channel

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

Day 3 has been filled with beautiful scenery and delicious food! It started with being shaken awake for our 1 am shift. Fortunately, our generous watch leader, Dave, made some delicious hot chocolate to help us survive the cold night! After recording the observations for the watch, we retreated downstairs and learnt the Bowline knot.

After a few more hours sleep, we were awoken by the Bugle, amazingly played by Ned and Lode. We then quickly ate our cold breakfast before raising the Foresail, and then we were greeted with second hot, delicious breakfast, cooked up by the most valued person on the boat, Hugh.

With the sails raised, we started our journey to Hinchinbrook Island, with the top speed of 10.2 knots without the engine. On the way we spotted dolphins, crocodiles, and a jumping tuna and observed that the island looked like the set of Jurassic Park, which Declan was dead set on the fact that we would see a T-rex. Some of the boys caught a small Wolf-herring with the handline, which was then cut up to use as bait later that night.

To finish the day, we participated in another knot tying competition, resulting in Blue Watch leading the competition! We are looking forward to another beautiful and successful day tomorrow! Signing off from the water, Blue Watch (William, Duke, Marianthi, Declan, Caitlyn, Kingsley, Noah and Yasmin)

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