V.Ships Cadet tall ship on board diary - Entry 8

Tuesday, July 28 - 2015

Lucky V.Ships Deck Cadet Duje Paladin from Croatia took part in the adventure of a lifetime sailing on board a century old tall ship 'Irene' with Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST) this summer.

Each week we share entries from his on board diary written during his voyage from Glasgow to Liverpool by sea. 11703040_931632760233747_8661713606135799905_n

Day 8

"After the end of my watch at 06:00 I ate my breakfast, and suddenly I was sad. I knew this was our last meal on 'Irene' together. I wasn't the only one with that thought on my mind. We had fun together, we connected together so well in a such short period, and we learned to sail on 107 year old ship.

"I was steering her at every opportunity. After breakfast I wanted to steer one more time that beauty. And I did. I wanted it to last forever. But, after 2 hours the mate took the helm, and we entered the port.

"Later that evening we had dinner; all crews and organisations together. We won a prize "best watch", 5 of us and a Captain.

"Now, our crew is making plans for next summer, to return on 'Irene' and sail again. New friendships are born. I'm gonna miss 'Irene' and crew.

"The dream is over. Now back in reality."