Latitude: 
20° 51' South
Longitude: 
149° 35' East
Conditions: 
FANTASTIC
PAST 24 HOURS

DURING OUR SECOND NIGHT AT SEA, OUR YOUTH CREW CONTINUED TO LEARN THEIR WAY AROUND THE SHIP AND ALSO CONTINUED WITH THEIR WATCHES.

ALTHOUGH THE SAILING CONDITIONS HAD ABATED WE CONTINUED TO MAKE OUR WAY TO THE NORTH MOTOR SAILING. AS WE HAD USED ALL OF THE AVAILABLE SAILS THE DAY PRIOR, WE NOW HAD THE TASK OF ENSURING ALL SAILS WERE CORRECTLY STOWED AND GASKETED. THIS GAVE THE YOUTH CREW THEIR FIRST REAL OPPORTUNITY TO DO SIGNIFICANT WORK ALOFT WHILST UNDERWAY.

IT WAS AN EARLY START FOR THE YOUTH CREW AS A PERSONNEL TRANSFER WAS CONDUCTED IN MACKAY HARBOUR. THIS WAS IN ORDER TO LAND A SURVEYOR AND WAS DONE UTISILISING THE SHIPS RHIB. AFTER EXITING MACKAY HARBOUR WE HEADED TO THE NORTH EAST TO MAKE OUR WAY TO SCORFELL ISLAND FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FUN FILLED ACTIVITIES ON THE BEACH WHICH INCLUDED SUCH GAMES AS DODGE BALL, ELVES, WIZARDS AND GIANTS FOLLOWED BY THE LONGEST GAME OF TOUCH FOOTBALL THE ISLAND HAS EVER SEEN.

AFTER ALL YOUTH CREW HAD RETURNED TO STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR WE WERE GREATED BY A FANTASTIC BBQ COOKED UP BY CELEBRITY CHEF'S JORDO AND HORTO. THIS ALLOWED BEC A MUCH DESERVED EVENING OFF.

AS THE SUN SET WE WERE REMINDED THAT QUEENSLAND DOES ACTUALLY
HAVE SUNUNY PERIODS ALTHOUGH THIS EVENING'S WAS A LITTLE LATE AND A LITTLE SHORT. WITH THE SPECTACULAR SUNSET ALL THE ABSENCE OF SUN WAS FORGIVEN, FOR IT TRUELY WAS BREATHTAKING.

THE MAIN ACTIVITY FOR THE EVENING WAS THE WORLD FAMOUS THREE WAY TALKS WHICH ALLOWS THE YOUTH CREW TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE THERE OWN WATCHES AND ALSO PROVIDES MUCH ENTERTAINMENT FOR STAFF AND YOUTH CREW ALIKE. AFTER A HECTIC FIRST THREE DAYS TONIGHT'S ANCHOR WATCHES WILL ALLOW SOME BATTERIES TO BE RECHARGED BEFORE ANOTHER SAILING ADVENTURE BEGINS TOMORROW.

ALL YOUTH CREW REMAIN IN VERY HIGH SPIRITS AFTER A GOOD RUN
ASHORE.

COMMENTS FROM YOUTH CREW

FROM BRYCE:
WE WITNESSED OUR FIRST GREAT YOUNG ENDEAVOUR SUNSET THIS EVENING. THE SKY TURNED A FIERY ORANGE, AND THE CLOUDS WERE REGURARLY STAGGERED AND WERE GLOWING. ONE OF THE OTHER YOUTH CREW MEMBERS COMMENTED THAT THEY LOOKED LIKE A 'STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN'. WE ALSO NOTICED A STRANGE OPTICAL ILLUSION DURING THIS SUNSET WHEREBY A PART OF AN ISLAND ON THE HORIZON LOOKED LIKE IT WAS FLOATING, AND THE SPACE UNDERNEATH IT WAS FILLED WITH MOVEMENT LIKE THE ISLAND WAS BEING PADDLED. IT WAS A GREAT END TO THE DAY.

FROM J:
WHAT A DAY-DABLLING IN SOME NICE MORNING SAILING, ONLY TO LATER COME ASHORE ON ONE OF THE MOST PICTURE PERFECT ISLANDS I HAVE EVER SEEN. ONCE ASHORE, SPEEDY PROCEEDED TO ORCHESTRATE SOME OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE BEACH GAMES I HAVE EVER WITNESSED, AT THE SAME TIME BRINGING NEW MEANING TO STRETCHING THE RULES. TIME GOT AWAY FROM US, AND IN NO TIME THE TIDE WAS OUT, RESULTING IN SOME INTERESTING COMPLICATIONS. A FAT BARBECUE ON RETURN, AND A SPECTACULAR SUNSET SET THE MOOD, AND THE NIGHT WAS WRAPPED UP WITH AN EPISODE OF THE COMICAL YET ENLIGHTENING THREE WAY TALKS.

FROM AMANDA:
RED WATCH HAD THE MIDNIGHT TILL FOUR WATCH TODAY, THIS ALLOWED THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLIMB ALOFT AND STOWE THE SQUARE SAILS, THIS WAS DONE UNDER SAILING CONDITIONS WITH SLIGHT WIND AND VARIABLE ROCKING ADDING TO THE FUN AND RAISING HEART BEATS A LITTLE. SCAWFALL ISLAND RESEMBLED SOMETHING AKIN TO THE JURASSIC ISLE, AND THE REEF SURRROUNDING WAS ABUNDANT WITH CORRAL, FISH ADN EVEN A SEA TURTLE.

THE SUNSET ADDED TO AN ALREADY PERFECT EVENING, WITH VAST COLOURS SPILLING ACROSS THE SKY AND CREATEING THE ILLUSION OF A RED SEA. ALL YOUTH CREW ARE STARTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER AT A DEEPER LEVEL AND A FEW OF US ARE THINKING OF LOVED ONES. SOMEONE MADE COMMENT TODAY THAT THE ONLY THING AMISS WITH THE DAY WAS CHAFFED LIPS. AND THAT, WHEN YOU HAVE TO PUT IT DOWN TO SOMETHING SO INSIGNIFICANT BEING WRONG, IT MADE FOR ONE HECK OF A DAY.

FROM RENEE:
FIRST OF ALLI WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THE FOOD ON BOARD IT GREAT, SO I AM HAPPY. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH OTHER AND MORE ABOUT SAILING. THE WEATHER HASNT BEEN GOOD,MAINLY OVERCAST, WITH FEW BRIEF MINUTES OF SUNSHINE. BUT WE WERE COMPENSATED FOR WITH A SPECTACULAR SUNSET THAT THE WHOLE CREW WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH, SO AS WE ALL ATE OUR DELICIOUS BBQ DINNER ON DECK WE WERE ENTERTAINED WITH A VIEW BETTER THAN ANYTHING YOU WOULD GET INFRONT OF THE TV. ON THE
SHIP WE ARE CONSTANTLY HAVING OUR BOUNDRIES TESTED, LIKE NINETY
SECOND SHOWERS BUT WITH THAT WE ARE ALSO LEARNING A VAULABLE LESSON THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DRILL INTO US OUR WHOLE LIVES- TO BECOME MORE WATER CONSCIOUS (APOLS FOR THE SPELLING). THERE ARE HEAPS OF NEW THINGS WE ARE LEARNING AND I AM HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE :)

FROM DAZZA:
THE TRIP HAS BEEN AWSOME AND I THINK IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER
AND BETTER AS WE GO ON. THE PEOPLE AND THE CREW ARE ALL COOL AND GOOD MATES AND I THINK WE ALL MISS OUR FAMILIES BUT EVERYONE WILL AGREE THIS IS WORTH A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM THEM.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY

DECK-HEAD: THE ROOF OR CEILING OF A COMPARTMENT WITHIN A SHIP.

YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR