CLIENT: Winmalee State High School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161116
FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney
DATE: Day 2, 17 November 2016
POSITION: La Perouse
Report by: White Watch
Today we woke up at 4:00 for our rostered night watch duties. Although it was early, it was a beautiful night and worth waking up for. We learnt how to record the position of the boat with a magnetic compass. Then we polished the brass around the boat. At 6:30am we woke everyone else up with a bugle horn. Then we proceeded to have breakfast which was an assortment of cereals and hot food. After that we were taken ashore to Refuge Bay where we had a refreshing dip and climbed around behind the waterfall. Then some of us had deck showers to wash off. While they were doing that, we went for a bit of a fish and managed to catch three fish collectively.
Then we set off for the day, and together hoisted the sails. We were headed to La Perouse Beach. Throughout the day we had the chance to sit on the bow of the ship and experience the big swell crashing against us, we saw pods of dolphins right under the boat and caught glimpses of whales too! However with the big swell, many tummies were unsettled. The deck looked a little like a murder crime scene with bodies lying everywhere, but it was all part of the experience. People who weren’t sick worked together by creating a new watch on deck to be on lookout and supported those who weren’t feeling well.
When we finally made it to La Perouse Beach, we were exhausted but very relieved. We put down the sails, and got ready for an early night. We watched a beautiful sunset over the water and did some more fishing and even caught two flathead. It was a long day, but will be remembered for a long time to come.