CLIENT: Bronze D of E Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20220430
FROM: Manly to Manly
DATE: 30 April 2022
POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
On the 30th of April 2022 we set off on an adventurous journey to Moreton Island. As we arrived at the ship, we were greeted by the pleasant staff who helped us load bags and to begin preparing for the day. Eventually, after a safety talk and briefing we were ready for the high seas. The seas were calm and thankfully the weather was in our favour and the rain kept away. As we set off, we were quickly met by a Man Overboard safety drill, in which ‘Bob’ fell overboard. We quickly picked him back up, and our sailing began.
At first, we struggled, and didn’t really know what we were doing, but we quickly gained in confidence, and our skills improved. We learnt several knots, the main one being a round turn and two half hitches. This was quickly used, as we had to use it to tie up our beds, which was a struggle for some members of the group, but we persevered, and all managed to learn it by the end of the day for the knot tying competition.
After a tiring day of sailing, and swimming, which was a lot of fun, and very exciting, we were ready to take on the Red and White watches. Our Blue watch had a great performance, managing to tie all our knots in 54 seconds, but unfortunately Red watch managed to beat us by 3 seconds. Although lights out are at 9:30 pm and it’s recommended to go to sleep way earlier, it was very relaxing sitting at the bow watching the stars go by, and the waves crashing into the ship.