The voyage began with celebrations and lot of hope and warmth. The ship was cheered and given a warm send off from the harbour. The weather was fine and bright. No one could even imagine that they were in for untold sufferings. The killing of the albatross put the ship and the sailors under a curse. The ship got stuck at one place. The wind stopped. The sky became red hot and the sailors had not even a drop of water to drink. A spirit seemed to plague them to avenge the death of the Mariner.