CLIENT: General Public Youth Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20231211
FROM: Sydney To: Sydney
DATE: 12 December 2023
POSITION: Portuguese Beach
REPORT: Red Watch
We all woke up to the bugle sounding at 6:30 in the morning, with some people being awake earlier with anchor watches starting at 4. We then got dressed ready for the day, some woke up less happy than others with the bugle being sounded in their ear. When we woke up, we had cold breakfast which was cereal and while our hot breakfast was being prepared, we were doing the second rope competition which was the reef knot. Once we finished the knot comp, we had our hot breakfast which was scrambled eggs, baked beans and toast.
The crew then let us have the choice of swimming across the starboard bow. One of the crew then gave us the challenge of going up to the front of the ship and kissing the mermaid, as well as catching a ball as you jumped off the ship. We then prepped for sailing, and once that’s done, we then all worked together to get the sails up which is always taxing on the hands without gloves. Once we were off, we sailed out of Sydney heads we went north and hugged the coastline. We kept on the way as we had a lunch of burgers, and some had their first encounters with seasickness.
After lunch we went passed a group of seals at the Barrenjoey headlands. We sailed into Pittwater, and we lowered the sail and lowered the anchor and we currently sit near the bay at Portuguese Beach. Dinner was sausages beans and mashed potatoes. We then went to Portuguese Beach on the dingy and played ball games till we got ferried back to the ship. Will, Josh Armand, Adrien