CLIENT: Blaxland High School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20181125
FROM: Sydney To: Sydney
DATE: 25 November 2018
POSITION: Jibbon Beach, Port Hacking
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
We woke up at 6am to catch the 6.30am train from Blaxland Station and got off at Central Station. We made a quick dash to Darling Harbour and stopped at the food court for a bite to eat and some coffee. We walked around the wharf and boarded the ship, before being allocated our jobs and learning how to raise the sails. There was a southerly wind blowing at approx. 20kts and the boat was leaping over tall waves. Some of our crew put harnesses on and went to the hammock at the very front of the boat (they had to hold on tightly and got VERY wet). The boat was tipped on its side for a lot of the journey and it was frightening but also exhilarating!
Some of our crew experienced sea sickness throughout the day but everyone was in high spirits by the time we made it to our destination – Jibbon Beach. We took turns in jumping off the side of the boat to have a swim in the bay. We took an inflatable boat over to shore to stretch our legs and walked down a walking track until we made it to a beach with many amazing rock pools. Afterwards we played games on the beach before boarding the ship again for dinner.
We had a knot tying competition before dinner which was a meal of casserole and rice. Yum! We had sticky date and custard for desert which was delicious. We went up on the deck after dinner and watched the sunset which was a relaxing end to an exciting and incredibly fun day! Tomorrow we turn around and head back into Sydney Harbour which is disappointing because we are all having such a memorable time on board.