Noon - Saturday
Conditions continued with light winds yesterday afternoon and more motoring so we had some fun with deck games to pass the time.
Since leaving Port Phillip the weather has been dominated by a high pressure system which means continuing light winds and has us waiting patiently for a front to force its way through from the west.
Yesterday we completed sail setting and furling and a couple of tacks on schedule before we departed Port Phillip Heads late in the evening.
Cap'n Bob here for Voyage 8 of 2000, Melbourne to Sydney.
With the wind still blowing strong all morning, we gave the ship a good clean and then had 'End of Voyage Talks'.
Under the guidance of Navigator, Tom, Young Endeavour anchored off Dromana Beach shortly after 1300 yesterday.
Around lunchtime yesterday, winds were light from the west and I though it appropriate that we pay homage to the wind gods and summons the presence of Brother Nutsie to act as mediator.
Yesterday was not a particularly good day for sailing but it was a great day. The youth crew were tired and some were still feeling seasick having had nearly 48 hrs of bumpy seas.
Had a good days sailing yesterday with a fresh breeze except we always seemed to be going in the wrong direction. The wind seemed to know where we wanted to go and kept shifting to head us off.