An Experience At Sea ๐ŸŒŠโ›ต (Photos and Highlights)

Hi all,

Yep, I really did go to sea! โ›ต๐ŸŒŠย And it was incredible.

On Saturday I (very reluctantly) returned from a four day home-ed sailing voyage withย The Island Trust in Cornwall. I learnt some brilliant skills, met some super cool new people and made some fantastic memories. The whole experience will stick with me forever.

Pegasus – the vessel shown below – was our home for the time we were at sea.

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Describing the whole trip would take a long, long, long time so I’m just going to be sharing a load of my highlights and some photos with you guys today.

Enjoy!

  • Making some absolutely awesome friends! If you’re reading this right now, guys, I just wanna say how much of a pleasure it was sailing with you and getting to know you over the time we spent together last week.

Just in case you didn’t know – I’m on the very right

  • Learning how to crew a sailing ship and how it all works. Working as a team with the others to sail Pegasus 72 nautical miles all in all was absolutely brilliant.

Creds to Megan – another crew member ๐Ÿ™‚ย Pegasus is on the left.

  • Sailing at night! Learning to navigate and not getting to our destination until midnight was preeeeetty cool. The land and the sea were sequined with what seems like millions of lights used to find our way – a beautiful sight.

Megan’s again โค

  • Seeing wild dolphins! A surreal experience. I still can’t believe it.

Thanks for this one, Isaac.

  • Sunsets.

  • Watching a sailor set the record for sailing non-stop around the world in the smallest boat. We greeted him at the finish line and had the honour of being pretty much the first human beings he’d seen in the best part of a year. I hope he appreciated the horns and the mexican wave ๐Ÿ˜

  • Making a sand sculpture of a mermaid with Megan on the beach.

  • All the HILARIOUS inside jokes ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜
  • Enjoying the sun, the waves and the views up on deck. Feeling the motion of the boat (fortunately I wasn’t seasick ๐Ÿ˜€)


  • Steering! I loved the feeling of (kinda) being in control of the boat and of having to really concentrate on all the elements of navigation (the wind, landmarks, where we’re trying to go)

Now for some other random photos (credits to Megan, Isaac and Craig – the skipper)

Anchored in a coastal river mouth for the night.

A HUGE ferry.

Another stunning sunset.

The bow (front) of Pegasus.

Not sure if this was early morning or evening? Either way – very pretty.

Dusk on the water.

Another bow shot.

Look at the skyyyyy!

So yeah! A very special experience and one I hope to repeat in the near future. Thank you, Island Trust for making this so amazing! โคโคโค

I hope you enjoyed reading about this and seeing all the photos!

Gracie xxx

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63 thoughts on “An Experience At Sea ๐ŸŒŠโ›ต (Photos and Highlights)

  1. That experience looks amazing! Ooh, dolphins!?!?! I was able to go on a boat kinda like that, but smaller, with more seats, when we went to watch the eclipse! We went out several times and then again to watch the eclipse. โค

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  2. The sea looks HEAVENLYYYY aahhhh. It’s SOO beautiful. I’m so glad you had such an experience. Let’s just say I’m speechless so I’m actually struggling with the words!!? Ajzhshhahab

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  3. Oh wow those sunrise and sunset photos are beautiful! And omgg you got to see wild dolphins?? That’s so amazing I’m so jealous!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m glad you had such an amazing time! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Nice! I went on a cruise ship the year before last, and it was so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ (although I felt that it was very dangerous because they didn’t have a real front of the boat, just an opening for passengers to board and get down. They put a rope across it but still, I couldn’t be too careful ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  5. Hi Gracie. I know you told me all about your experience at sea on the phone. But to read your account of the whole trip and to see all those amazing pictures was incredible. You certainly enjoyed the whole time you spent with all the crew and other sailors like yourself. I hope you get to do it again.Well done xxxxx

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    • I’m so so so glad you enjoyed. The pictures are wonderful, aren’t they? And actually, we just booked it today – I’m going again in two weeks time. I CAN’T WAIT.

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  6. That looks like such an incredible experience, and I can only imagine what it must have felt like to have seen wild dolphins that close… I am glad that you had a great trip! Thanks for sharing these awesome photos with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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