Ahoy there everyone,
A well deserved nights rest at anchor was had by all. I guarantee everyone onboard slept very soundly and for good reason, most were exhausted from Command Day. The ship weighed anchor from East Boyd Bay and conducted a transit across Twofold Bay berthing at Snug Cove Breakwater Wharf at 0900 where we embarked 23 guests from Tulgeen Disability Group for a wonderful three hour sail in Twofold Bay. We were treated to numerous marine life ranging from Australian fur seals, pacific dolphins and humpback whales. At 1300 the ship returned back alongside Breakwater Wharf and our guests were farewelled. The Youth Crew then conducted end of voyage talks before climbing aloft and placing neat harbour furls in all the square sails.
After a fantastic pizza night the evening culminated with the Youth Crew presenting a slide show and song, capturing various memorable moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 10 days and their amazing once in a life time journey. The remainder of the evening was spent completing end of voyage questionnaires and letters to themselves, which are returned to each Youth Crew member six months after voyage completion.
The ship will depart Breakwater Wharf early tomorrow morning for a final transit around Twofold Bay with the Youth Crew manning the yards before returning for a scheduled 1000 final berthing and final farewell to our young adventurers.
Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 18/11. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours.
For the final time.