CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20181122
FROM: Sydney To: Sydney
DATE: 22 November 2018
POSITION: Balls Head Bay, Sydney Harbour
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
Today is day one of the voyage. We woke up at 4:30 to catch a train leaving at 5:07 from Broadmeadow station, we then arrived at Central Station, Sydney were we had to walk roughly 15 minutes to board the boat.
During our boat voyage we experienced a variety of different activities and challenges that included learning to put up the sails and tying proper sailing knots. As we were putting up the sails, it took mountains of effort and team work that wouldn’t be possible without our watch leader Lynn.
We also experienced varieties of weather such as high impact winds, choppy seas and slow winds. Due to these high winds, the boat seemed to be on an 80 degree angle, which made our experience ten times better and more fulfilling.
Later in the day we were able to compete in a knot tying competition. Even though we placed second we still had an amazing time and experienced true sailor knots. The skipper/captain of the boat gave us a chance to steer, one of the boys on our voyage put the boat on such an angle we were able to touch the water.
Another great thing about this voyage is the food. Compared to other meals from different excursions we have been to, we would have to say this was by far the best so a huge thankyou to Jo. Another thankyou to the skipper and crew members/leaders, without their help we wouldn’t have been able to go on this voyage.
At the end of the day when we were anchored, we were able to sit and talk with our friends and even make new connections with others. We are looking forward to a good night sleep, and many more days/night with friends, teachers, and crew members.