Ahoy there Shipmates,
We got woken up at 6:30am by eerie music and went straight to the deck where we saw Emma… In wet weather gear, pacing around the ship. It was pouringâ€¦ We discovered it was Jemmaâ€™s birthday and we sang happy birthday 15 times. After breakfast (ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS BTW), we had happy hour (not what you think), and learnt how to tie some basic, but important knots. We had some late arrivals so we greeted them in an enthusiastic manner (unexpected hugs and unnecessary screaming). After lunch, the sun finally arrived in Gladstone (better late than never) so the crew went ashore to play some ball games and slide in the mud. Rinsing off before getting back on board, we then prepared to leave the dock. Nec minute itâ€™s dark again and we anchor off the shore of Gladstone. Youthies handed over their phones with tears dripping down their faceïŒ. After dinner, we had a briefing on our watch duties before our first watches for the voyage.
BJ & Bridgo
Thanks BJ and Bridgo,
That pretty well sums up the day. We pickup our final two new Youth Crew in the morning by boat, then kick-in to our normal program full-time.
We will remain at anchor in Gladstone Harbour overnight.
Yours Aye, Captain Mike
Winds: Light and variable Sea and Swell: nil Weather: overcast with passing showers Temp: 16 deg C
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