Latitude: 
30° 19' South
Longitude: 
153° 9' East
Conditions: 
WINDS VARIABLE
PAST 24 HOURS

EVERYONE SETTLING WELL INTO SHIPBOARD LIFE ON YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. THE WIND VARIED CONSIDERABLY REQUIRING CONSTANT SAIL TRIMMING AND IN SOME CASES HANDING IN SAIL. BYRON BAY LIGHTHOUSE LOOKED FABULOUS FROM SEA AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY THE SIGHTINGS OF DOLPHINS INCREASED AND ESPECIALLY FOR WHITE WATCH DURING THE MORNING JUST AFTER SUNRISE.

'WHALE AHOY' WAS THE CALL AS ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC MAMMALS VENTED ONLY 100 YARDS OFF THE PORT BOW AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL SIGHT. THE SHIP'S ENGINEER HOSTED THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF ROPE RACES AND THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF SAIL THEORY BEFORE ANCHORING AT COFFS HARBOUR.

SEA SICKNESS SLOWLY IMPROVING WITH ALL CREW BEING VERY SUPPORTIVE TO FELLOW SHIPMATES.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

MELISSA, CANBERRA
AT 0530 I WENT CLIMBING UP THE YARD, AND SAT UP THERE AND WATCHED THE DOLPHINS SWIM AROUND THE BOAT IT WAS ACE

TYNA, COOMELLA
OVERCOMING ONE OF THE HARDEST CHALLENGES SEA SICKNESS. BUT NOW IM ALL GOOD BEEN ON DISHES DUTY HELPING MAKE AND CLEANING UP THE FOOD, SAW THE DOLPHINS AND WHALES WHICH REALLY MADE MY DAY.

BENJAMIN, SYDNEY
TOOK THE HELM THIS MONRING AT 0200, NAVIGATED FOR OVER AN HOUR AT THE HELM TRYING TO BYPASS THE CHARGING SWELL.

MEGAN, BENDIGO
AT 3AM YESTERDAY MORNING ME AND 3 OTHERS CLIMBED TO THE TOPSAIL AND TIED THE SAIL UP. WE SPOTTED DOLPHINS AND WHALES AND LEARNT HOW TO STEER THE SHIP.


YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR