May 31, 2010

A Day At Sea




Ahoy, friends! Today we woke up at the stunning hour of 5 AM to embark on a 12 hour journey to Brisbane! The sail was beautiful. I was so scared of getting sea sick that I woke up at 5, then went right back to bed until lunch time. Luckily, after lunch, I didnt feel sick once, and at some points it didnt even feel like the ship was moving at all because the water was so smooth. I saw dolphins, and someone on the team even saw a whale in the distance! Pretty amazing. As you can see up there in the picture, I get pretty excited about sailing.











I spent the day going to various parts of the ship and hanging out with a good freind of mine who came just for the sail today. We had a lot of fun! We went up into the bridge and watched the captain do his thing, while we learnt more about water depth metres, radars, engine controls, and maps/charts. Its like a whole other world out on the sea. I always think about Jessica Watson and wonder how on earth she did it all by herself. I give that girl some serious kudos.











Well, I must head off. I am going to try to do some reading this evening. We start tours in the morning and I am trying to keep a positive attitude. Im getting to the point where I am having a bit of a hard time. I miss my bed at home and I miss food, and good tea, good coffee, I miss Nathan more than anything and I just want to take a long shower, but I always have to give myself a kick in the butt. Who am I to complain? Have I forgotten what this entire ship tour is actually about? Owell..it will all be better tomorrow. Have an amazing week, lovelies! <3 & remember to check out We Love Colors when you get a chance! They have an amazing selection of tights, I think all of you would love them! x


22 comments:

  1. love this! you are such an inspiration, as i am planning my volunteer work with the peace corps. i won't be on a boat, but i will be away from home for two years! keep these posts coming!

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  2. Totally awesome! All the best on this adventure.

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  3. Aww don't worry, just think of this time as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and how much you'll be looking back on these days! It looks like you're having lots of fun!

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  4. what fun photos! What a crazy time, too. I'm sorry you're feeling homesick. You're right though, there's always a new day and a new start, other chances to feel great. You deserve to! I hope you have a fun week!

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  5. You look so lovely! <3 looks like youre having fun.

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  6. i hope you feel better soon, it all looks like such a wonderful adventure. as was already said, you are such an inspiration!

    love from amelia of la ville inconnue

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  7. so cool! oh man, i am loving these glimpses into your journey... just amazing, dear!

    and i LOVE we love colors! i'm kind of obsessed, actually. ;)

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Your trip looks more and more fun every time I see pictures. The ocean at five in the morning must have been beautiful.

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  10. i love these photos, so cute. it must have been fun to hang out with the captain, i would love to be on a ship one day. it's tough being away from family, i get homesick very easily, but i hope you are still having fun!

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  11. man, you look like so much fun! I want to be on that boat with you guys. and your pants are so so perfect :)

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  12. Miss you, girl!
    Keep up the good work!

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  13. i read your post about why you are taking this boat journey yesterday. that sounds like an amazing experience. i'd deffinatly love to get involved in something like that when i get older. i think its pretty amazing you are sacraficing your summer to help others. soory you miss home though! i hope it gets better! enjoy your trip! (:

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  14. Your pictures made me chuckle, I loved all your funny faces, and you look stunning as usual :)

    You are so brave to do what you are doing, and selfless to just up and leave the comforts of home like you did :) I look up to you!

    I hope you have a great week, and keep up the good work ;)

    -morganne

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  15. Goodness, i am so glad I found your blog! I truly love sailing. being on the water feels so natural, you must have had so much fun!
    Your comment made my morning, it was so lovely, thank you so much, you too are a gem & a treasure. love & hugs xx

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  16. These pictures are awesome! Looks like you had a great time :)

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  17. These pictures are the epitome of fun. You look like you're having a blast and radiate it in your pictures. It looks like an amazinnggg adventure! I love all the colors :) It made me smile just looking at your pictures! Envvvy!

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  18. Your adventure is just getting better and better, right? I am so jealous! I wish I could embark on a wonderful journey to a new place! The weather looks amazing too! Don't forget to wear sunscreen, I can imagine the sun is very strong out in the sea!

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  19. this looks so fun!! and you're coming to brisbane :O you could visit me, i'm right near the bay!! i love your blog my dear, it's really lovely ♥

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