I can guarantee you; you are going to fall in love... whether it be life at sea, the ship or you develop 'sea-goggles' over your time on board.
Its a Friday night in cold Bendigo where whilst cleaning up I found my letter from myself to myself completed in the last days aboard the Young Endevour.
I recently undertook the Sydney to Sydney voyage of 09/18 aboard STS Young Endeavour, and what a voyage it turned out to be!
Adventure. Something that a lot of people seek for in their lifetime, but whether they attain it or not is dependent on how willing they are to grab opportunities when they come available.
My voyage (03/18) began at HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney on the 29/1/18. I was joined by 25 other youth crew from all over Australia with ages varying from 16 to 22.
My name is Jayden Bonat, from a country town of Gundagai NSW. I came onboard the Young Endeavour on the 21 of August 2017 which was Voyage 11/17.
At the beginning of 2015, I had never sailed a day in my life and had no real inclination to change that fact. Spending long periods of time in a damp, leaky tub really held no appeal for me.
This should have been written a long time ago, before my memory of events had faded.
To me sailing is freedom, to power though the water with nothing but the wind in your sails is pure bliss, to know you are at the mercy of the elements is thrilling.