CLIENT: General Public Youth Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20231211
FROM: Sydney To: Sydney
DATE: 11 December 2023
POSITION: Middle Harbour
REPORT: White Watch
A hurried goodbye to our families and we were off. Seeing the Opera House and going underneath the Harbour Bridge was surprising and was breathtaking. We pulled into Farm Cove to have a safety briefing and learn different knots and ropes. We then went to our watch groups and learned how to put up the main sail. As we were learning to put up the main sails we were shocked by the size of the ship. When we put up the sails, there was a lot to remember but was very rewarding in the end. On are watch we had different positions some people were on lookouts and others got to steer the ship.
During the day we saw multiple turtles pop their heads out saying hello. After we saw the turtles, we went to Shark Island and explored all the old brick buildings and cool sea life. Then we had lunch made by Cath. We had salad rolls. After the island we sailed to Middle Harbour and prepared the ship for anchor for the night. Before dinner we had a knot competition and we learned to do round turn and two half hitches. We also learned other knots that will come in handy during are voyage and competitions.
After the knot competition we had dinner and had the option of chicken drumsticks or vegan schnitzels once again made by Cath. The rest of the crew have been very welcoming, lovely, and fun during the whole voyage.
Wish us luck on are next three days of are voyage and stay updated for photos and more reports each day. Happy Voyaging.