Waiting to sail.
When we started our trip, the sails were not down and ready to go.
As soon as the trip was underway, the kids started to learn how to help hoist the sails, and how to tie knots and loop the ropes for the rigging.
Once the sails were up, the kids were divided into three groups to learn about sailing, trade, navigation, etc.
This kind of ship is steered with a tiller instead of a wheel, so they learned some of the pros and cons of that too
Robert decided to sleep during the classes, which made life a little easier.
This is what the tea looked like. It was pressed into an embossed brick, and then broken apart when they sold it. I had no idea that was what it looked like.
When the lessons were over, we returned to the top of the ship to prepare the sails for the end of the trip and docking.
It was a great day! Very fun and very educational. It was well worth the drive down to Coos Bay, and I hope we get to do it again sometime. I would recommend it to anyone!