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Sailing for the first time, with people you have never met, in a technology-free environment for a week and a half seems like a fairly daunting task.
In November 2019 I was privileged with a position on voyage 14/19. After 18 hours of travel from my home town to Newcastle. I was able join 23 other voyagers at the Young Endeavour.
Young Endeavour is not an experience that is easily put into words. Only those who have sailed on her can truly understand.
So my story started when I decided to take a second gap year from uni, I just wasn't ready to go back to uni just yet. Then, as if it was meant to be, an ad on facebook popped up and
I should have known that boat was more than just a boat, I could see the Young Endeavour whenever she was docked in Woolloomooloo, I kept my mind open when I signed up for the voyage, I had no idea
Before I went on YE I was an anxious mess. I was scared to meet new people and try things I had never tried before.
As soon as I stepped on board Young Endeavour in Sydney, I knew the next 11 days were going to be the best days of my life. They definitely were.
As we left the heads of Sydney Harbour, the returnee crew were down below, making up their racks. It was a mild, drizzly January day, and the Sydney summer storms were brewing.
My first day back off the boat was the most strangest day in my life, as I exited the boat I felt like I was leaving my newly made family behind.