Monday, 10 June 2013

Windless first day

The past 24hours has been a very memorable, hectic and a funny experience. We woke up at 7.00am in the morning, which I can say was not easy for some. We set of to leave the docks at 11.00am, it took an hour to get out of the lock as we had to wait for the water levels to even out. We all took turns to steer the boat separately. This was a scary yet exciting and new experience for some.

Whilst making tea and hot chocolate for us all at night, Maisie Ruby and Molly managed to flood the kitchen they later realised that they had left the tap on since lunchtime. Jess and Harriet were given the job of pumping out the water from the kitchen.

On Monday morning everyone found out that this was there last shower till Thursday, we realised that we would have to put up with the smell of 11 people all in the same boat

At 3o`clock we learnt about the sails as we had been using the engine power to travel. It had been fairly windy until we put up the sails. Putting up the sails took half an hour and straight away we had to put them back down again.

Group A- Millie, Harriet, Jess, Becca and Lauren had the task of making Monday nights breakfast and tea. For tea we made a traditional dish of sausage and mash followed by chocolate chip pancakes. It took us 4hours to make tea and wash up realising we still had to make pancakes. The pancakes turned out burnt but this wasn’t a problem as we topped them with everything but the kitchen sink.

We have ended up anchoring in Fleetwood as there was a prediction of too much wind(20mph) in Piel Island.

We are all looking forward to the rest of the week ahead of us and learning to sail the boat properly.

By Millie, Harriet, Jess


  1. Well done girls - you have survived your first day - even if you have created a flood and burnt the pudding. It looks fab. Fingers crossed for the weather tomorrow.... Lots of love , lauren's mumxx

  2. Lizzy says pancakes sound lovely but flood not so good! We think it was Becca who couldn't get up at 7am! Hope you are all still having fun lots of love Lizzy L (& Becca's Mum)

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECCA! - Hope you have a lovely day lots of love from all your family xxx