I bet your thinking the title of this post is a little odd? What does boats have to do with ponchos, well by ponchos I mean rain ponchos.
Sunday 25 Feb-
On Sunday, a group of my closest girlfriends and I had purchased tickets for the sunset harbour cruise on-board SeaDeck, we were going for a friend’s birthday, planning on having a fun afternoon on the boat drinking and dancing. I woke up Sunday morning to the sound of propelling rain against my window followed by some serious wind. It wasn’t ideal but the boat was said to have covered areas and shelter from the rain but obviously, this put a damper on the whole excitement of the day.
Later on, in the morning a few friends came over and we got ready for the day, picking outfits, doing our hair and makeup and frankly trying to get even the slightest bit excited for our afternoon. On the way there it was still raining, not heavily but you know that sort of sprinkle that seems to get you more drenched than torrential rain? Yeah that kind. We went to a nice bar in the city for a few drinks before we boarded the boat, a few cocktails in and the prospect of sailing around the harbour in excessive rain and wind didn’t seem so bad.
The boat has quite a Moroccan vibe, from the cocktails to the furnishings which all obviously felt little odd and out of place in the pouring rain. Upon the boats arrival, the skippers greeted us with ‘are you guys crazy, why would you want to sail around on a day like today’ to which we responded, ‘we don’t but you wouldn’t give us a refund!’
The duration of the harbour cruise was 4.5 hours, never the less ours was cut short by an hour due to a storm brewing off the coast. Everyone’s favourite accessory on board was the rain ponchos the crew were giving out, not an ideal additive to my outfit however we rolled with it. Everyone on board seemed to be affected by the rain, it made them drink more, dance more and even sing louder. The DJ’s decks were ruined by the rain, forcing him to have to aux off his phone, playing throwbacks all night which really got everyone dancing.
After docking back in the harbour, we went to dinner at Crintini’s in darling harbour. The food was DELICIOUS yet the service was lacking with our food taking over an hour to arrive. Never less it was a great way to end the night, filling our stomachs with much needed Italian pasta and pizza. Our action filled ‘Sunday sesh’ overall was so much fun, SeaDeck was a lot of fun and I imagine would be a beautiful way to see the sunset over the harbour, lucky the captain gave me and my friends all free tickets to come aboard in a few weekends time!