Day 102: Hook Passage, Whitsunday Islands
Broomstick anchored in Hook Passage for the evening. After dinner, all of the passengers hung out and socialized on the top deck of the yacht. One of the crew asked me to play DJ to make it more of a party atmosphere. I don’t know why she chose me specifically, but I obliged.
Imagine if I became everyone’s enemy on this adventure…
I enjoyed talking to most everyone and hearing their stories. It’s interesting to hear about why people are here and what motivated them to travel. In a way, we all have the same motivations, more or less. Some people are doing it before they start out in their lives, others do it for a change, and there are others who do it because they’re searching for something.
I slept on the deck of Broomstick. I wasn’t comfortable sleeping below deck with so many people, and out of concern that I might snore loudly and disturb everyone. Veronica had already scolded me the night before. Imagine if I became everyone’s enemy on this adventure because of my snoring.
Sleeping on the deck wasn’t most comfortable. I tried curling up in the seating area on the back of Broomstick but it was too small. Ultimately, I ended up sleeping on the deck surface. It was hardly comfortable given that there was no cushion. But, it was nice sleeping alone under the stars on beautiful Broomstick.
I wouldn’t be able to sleep because we would have to wake up within the hour.
A few hours into my slumber, I was awaken by the sound of someone vomiting. It was Rachel, a woman from the UK. She appeared to be in her early to mid 40s with wavy reddish brown hair, pale skin and blue eyes. Melissa and two of her friends are doing a one month tour of Australia.
Rachel was seasick. I gave her my bottle of water. It seemed to be of immediate help to her. Once her seasickness calmed, we chatted for a while. The conversation was mostly surface, which I don’t enjoy. Still, she’s a lovely and easygoing person.
Rachel and I both went below deck at 5 am to sleep. I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep because we would have to wake up within the hour to set sail for day 2 of our adventure.