Latitude: 
32° 55' South
Longitude: 
151° 45' East
Conditions: 

Alongside at Carrington in Newcastle Harbour: Weather - showery, Wind - light and variable, Temp - 18 deg. C

Ahoy there Shipmates,

A well deserved night’s rest alongside FORGACS was had by all. I think everyone onboard slept very soundly and for good reason, most were exhausted from Command Day, but that didn’t stop us from conducting our usual Early Morning Activity on the upper decks to the beat of Sail Master Adam’s tunes.

After breakfast, Morning Brief and Happy Hour we departed the Carrington wharf and proceeded to the Queens wharf where we embarked 25 half day sailors from the Headstart Community Access Brain Injury Centre. We departed the wharf at 1000 and spent 3 hours sailing outside the harbour along Stockton Beach. The Youth Crew hosted the visitors, conducting tours of the Ship, involving them in setting and furling sails and generally spending time with them while they were onboard. We dropped our visitors back at Queens wharf at 1300 and then returned to the Carrington Wharf. Next the watches went ashore in Carrington to conduct their end of voyage chats.

When the watches returned we had the final edition of ‘Ropies’. After the watches returned we conducted the harbour-furl of the square sails. To achieve this all of the Youth Crew proceeded aloft on the yards to fold-up the sails and then stow them inside their UV covers.

Haydo treated us to a pizza night for dinner. The Youth Crew then completed some of the end-of-voyage paperwork before undertaking the final two tasks from Command Day. The singing of a song about the voyage, composed by Meggun Williams, and the viewing of a slide show depicting the voyage, composed by Brendan O’Rielly and Lauren Diemar. After we completed the remaining administration we then encouraged everyone to ‘hit the sack’ after a long exhausting day! The last night onboard Young Endeavour for Youth Crew of Voyage 03/14.

Until tomorrow.

Yours Aye

Captain Mike