CLIENT: Lorien Novalis School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20231126
FROM: Manly To: Sydney
DATE: 2 December 2023
REPORT: Blue Watch
Blue Watch had a watch from 12-4 am with only 4 people, because Lily and Aster had both had to go home due to sickness and Luka had been ill. Liv and Mio sang songs to keep each other awake, and everyone had some hot drinks for the cold morning. The rotations were impressively smooth, and then Blue Watch were straight off to bed as Red Watch took over. Getting to sleep quickly is an important skill onboard a ship. The phosphorescent water was magnificent.
The wakeup bugle was interesting. Several people took turns attempting to blow it, and some succeeded more than others.
We arrived at Broughton Island around 6 am, which was a bit later than estimated as our speed changed. We went ashore to the beautiful island and explored. Some dug tunnels in the sand, some walked on the island track, some swam, and we all came together for a great talking circle. The water was crystal clear and shimmering on the sand’s surface, the greenery was rustling in the wind, and the flowers were freshly blooming.
Back to the ship for hot breakfast of hash browns and spaghetti on toast, then we set sail and were off toward Newcastle. Blue Watch’s woman-powered team was hauling up the mainsail. We reached Newcastle just before the incredible sunset and then had the elections.