Written by Ida Stube, Mate and Dive Instructor
A light drizzle had made all kids seek shelter in the cockpit where the last couple of hours of sleep took place. A late wake up was followed by a tower of pancakes. With full tummies and smiles in their faces the crew did their pre-depature check before they with minimal assistance did the mooring ball drop and headed out to sea. Around the corner of Norman island the wind pick up and blew our hair back. After raising the sails out speed picked up and we were truly sailing! The wind was strong and the waves were choppy so we set out for a fun ride! Up and down it went all the way to Trellis were we had lunch before heading ashore. On the beach a artsy shop opened their doors for us and quickly got a long line. Shopping and cold drinks were enjoyed by everyone. New pretty colourful shirts were on every boat after our return the the fleet. Once back on the boats we all jumped in the water and floated around with the other boats. The sun was keeping us warm and the wind kept us from overheating, so everything was just perfect! After showers we got sushi on our boats which was a great hit. Music was playing during boat clean which kept the spirits high!
The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.