Hey! I saw your post about sailing the HMS Bounty, and I was wondering what that was like. I've been considering volunteering for a six month tour, but have never done any sailing! Would you recommend it? Was it boring/exciting? What did you do to pass the time (Feel free to answer this privately if you'd like.)
I would absolutely recommend it! Seriously, GO FOR IT. It is certainly not boring haha. It will change your life and teach you so much— about yourself, other people, the sea, sailing, maintaining boats, etc. You gain a lot of extraordinarily practical skills aboard a tall ship, and you experience nature and the beauty and power of the sea in an incredible way.
Almost all of my free time was really spent sleeping or eating. But when I did have free time at sea, I spent it reading, writing, knitting, watching movies, or creating elaborate cakes for crew members’ birthdays… other people taught themselves how to play an instrument. And when your free time involves shore leave, you go on adventures!
One more thing— I would recommend that you sail on a schooner for your first boat, they are a great introduction to tall ships. Oh and be prepared to have little to no privacy and embrace your crew as your new BFFs.
Let me know if you have more questions!! I hope that was helpful :)