Voyage name: 
V18/18 Brisbane to Newcastle
06 Oct - 16 Oct 2018
Latitude: 
32 56s
Longitude: 
152 06e
Conditions: 
Wind: SSE at 13 knots Weather: Rain and wind squalls Swell: E at 2 metres Course: 227 true Speed: 5 knots Location: South of Port Stephens
Ahoy Shipmates...after aquiet Day at anchor off Nelson Bay we are now back at sea for our last night underway prior to Command Day. Short and sweet from me tonight...I'll hand over to Red Watch...fair winds...Captain Kenny...-...Day 6 captains log We started the day off with a warm and beautiful good morning from Nelson’s Bay, followed by laps of the deck and an amazing breakfast of pancakes, ice-cream and fruit from our gracious cook Marcus and our dishies. With bellies bulging and smiles on our faces we headed of to morning brief and the dreaded ‘Happy hour’ which could also be called slave labour (such complaining!). We then gathered our gear and set foot on Nelson’s Bay Marina. With a quick trip to Woolies and a few tattoos (not) later we recruited a new member called Nelson Terry; The triceratops, and loaded the ship with contraband (sugar) and a new pair of fabulous pink pants for our Sail Master Bagaz. This was followed by an amazing lunch of gourmet wraps. Not long after this we completed Day 6 rope races consisting of apple and onion bobbing and a youth crew member being drenched. After a bit of RNR and a climb for some, we weighed anchor and set sail once again, only to be met with swells of 2 meters plus. We then tacked 3 times, while doing this Kenny ran us through the basics of tacking the ship preparing us for command day. We then made our way down to the galley and café to once again stuff our faces on the amazing dinner prepared for the crew. All in all today’s events were educational, challenging and extremely helpful. A quick shout out: Auld fam bam: hope you guys are having fun, because I sure am. I love you and miss you heaps  Rhys and Finn Harris: hope you guys are having an amazing time. I can’t wait to see you two when I get home. That’s it for today, Love Logan and Julia
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not...nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge