Captain's Log
24 August 2000

A Beautiful Queensland Day

Overnight the crew did a great job with harbour furls and the yards look very shipshape. End of voyage talks were also held and the concert was really a hoot, as I suspected. The long and winding Brisbane River was negotiated while the Youth Crew packed their belongings and had their Voyage books signed by other crew members. The weather was absolutely brilliant as the Youth Crew lay aloft to man the yards for the approach to the berth after passing beneath the Story Bridge. There were a few worried looks from aloft as the Story Bridge came closer but the top of the mast cleared the underside by over a metre.After a full-bellied rendition of the National Anthem, the ship berthed in the centre of Brisbane for the weekend. At the presentation of Voyage certificates prior to the Youth Crew departing, I presented the Order of Australia Medallion to Katherine ‘barbeque’ Webber, 17 of Maleny. Voyage 14/00 will be remembered as a particularly harmonious bunch. They displayed all the trademarks of what Young Endeavour is about over and over again and gained immense satisfaction and a real sense of achievement from their time onboard. The Staff Crew were unanimous in agreeing that they were a top bunch of Tall Ship sailors.My thanks go to Andrew Rourke for allowing me to be Captain for this Voyage. I go back to being XO for the next Voyage before formally taking Command of Young Endeavour on 7 September. By way of a reminder, the Youth Crew Reunion will be held this Saturday evening at Colonial Quay, 443 Queen Street, Brisbane, where the ship is presently berthed.Speak to you again on 10 Sep,Andrew Davis


27° 27' South / 153° 2'


Current situation at 1000: Alongside Colonial Quay, Queen Street Brisbane. A beautiful Queensland day.