Bets, Exams, and Big Bites
Posted: Thu, Jun 30, 2011
Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
We started the day docked and rafted up with the rest of the fleet at Sydney’s Peace and Love. For breakfast we ate delicious pancakes made by Jon and Sarah. During breakfast we got a surprise visit from Mike the director. Mike was curious to know how the shipmates’ bet with Nick the skipper had gone. The bet was that if Nick woke up without his crumpet horn then he had to make us cookies and brownies. Thanks to some stealth by Jon, the shipmates won! After breakfast we sailed around for several hours doing practical exams for our yachting certification. I feel pretty confident about my exam, however, I don’t know whether I passed or not. After the exams we anchored at Sandy Spit, where some of the shipmates went on the beach for some R and R. When I was on shore I hung out with the other crew members and picked up a few neat rocks to give my little sister. For dinner we had franks and beans. While the food was great, the highlight of the meal was when the first mate, Averill, ate an entire serving spoon of rice in one bite! Now everyone is cleaning up and I am writing this blog. In a few minutes though we’ll all load up in the dinghy to go to the Lifeworks forum. Hopefully it will be as cool as it normally is.