CLIENT: Gold Youth Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20220116
FROM: Manly to Manly
DATE: 16 January 2022
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
This morning we were woken up bright and early at 6:30. We had a continental breakfast of cereal, toast and fruit. We were seen off by our wonderful parents, who we wouldn’t be seeing again for an entire week! Sailing took off quickly. Before we knew it, we were pulling ropes and surrounded by blue waters.
- Knotting competition
- Burgers for lunch
- Chicken drumsticks, rice and veggies for dinner
- Lowered the anchor at Tangalooma for the night
- Had a swim
I didn’t spend the night on the ship in port last night, so today was my first day. Today felt really busy, although we got told that they ‘went easy on us today and that tomorrow we would really start the trip.’ The food is amazing thanks to the lovely Cath which means we won’t be nearly as tired as we would be without good food. I am looking forward to the rest of the trip as I realise there will be further opportunities to go swimming and not spend the entire day pulling ropes. Speaking of ropes, today we practiced the round turn-two-half-hitches knot and our Watch came first in the competition with a time of 1 minute 12 seconds. I love a bit of competition, and am hoping there will be plenty more to come.