Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 2: Activity 2

The questions i would ask Laura Dekker

Question 1: Why did you start Sailing?

Question 2: Have you entered any sailing races?

Question 3: Do you feel like say when a storm comes you have that bring it on attitude?

Question 4: How do you stay calm when your at sea and the weather forecast is bad?

Question 5: How long have you been sailing?


  1. Hi Bethan,

    I like the questions that you have generated for your (imaginary) interview with Laura Dekker. I would also love to know how she stays calm, particularly in the face of an impending storm. It must be so scary and nerve wracking!

    I was actually just listening to the radio here at work and they were talking about boating and stormy seas. Apparently the weather is going to be so bad in Wellington that they have cancelled the ferry that typically runs from Wellington to Picton. We actually talk about the ferry in Day #4 of the Winter Learning Journey programme.

    Speaking of boats and ferries, have you ever been on a big boat or a ferry? I sometimes take the ferry back and forth to Waiheke island and/or to the north shore of Auckland. There is a lovely little neigbourhood called 'Devonport' on the north shore that I sometimes take Aronui to visit. They have some nice cafes for breakfast and a nice park to play in.

    I hope that you get the chance to go to Devonport one day. I would recommend that you go in the summer time so that you can have an ice cream and sit by the water :)

    Keep up the great work with your blogging, Bethan!

    All the best,

    Rachel :)

    1. Hi Rachel

      I have been on a boat and it was a boat to Russel the first ever capital city of New Zealand i even got to drive it.
      isn't that cool.


    2. Hi Bethan,

      Yes, it is so cool! I haven't had the chance to visit Russell by boat. Did you ride from Auckland to Russell?