South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Flexi Schools

VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160920

FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay

DATE: Day 2, 21 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs

POSITION: Fraser Island

Report by: White Watch

Our day started at midnight. Everyone had to get up and put the sails up in the dark because we wanted to get over the Wide Bay Bar at high tide by mid day later that day, we sailed from Tangalooma to Fraser Island. After we put the sails up we went back to bed, and then at 4am the white watch got up to start our shift. On our shift, we had to keep look out for other ships, and we got to helm by the stars. We got to see the sunrise and as the sunrise was coming up we saw a dozen whales and a few dolphins.

As we were sailing, we went past Bribie Island, Rainbow beach and Double Island point before crossing Wide Bay Bar. We had to follow the leads across the Bar as it’s very shallow, and treacherous in bad weather, so we were lucky it was calm weather.

When we anchored at Fraser Island, we took the tender to the GREATEST sand island in the world. We walked along the beach and saw lots of shell fish, sand snail eggs, turtle shell, Dolphine verttebarae and we had a science lesson, with our Outdoor Education teacher, Bryn about geology. We also played a game of fly, and then after that we returned to the South Passage with a beautiful sunset. When we returned to the South Passage, we had rope knotting competition and White Watch is still in the lead. What a full day!

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