The youths started the fourth day doing their anchor watches. The crew woke up to the sounds of the PokÃ©mon theme song accompanied by Rasuputin as we made our maiden laps around the boat (thanks to our illustrious sailmaster for the killer tunes).
Adam gave the crew another stunning brekky being eggs benny which even benny, the engineer, could crack a smile over. The flags were then raised for colours and the national anthem was sung.
The staffies brightened the mood with a creative explanation of why the bathrooms are called â€˜The Headsâ€™. Suddenly the crew witnessed a live display from the producers of SHIP house productions; the staffies made-up theatre company (hats off to Phoebe and Reggie for their spectacular performances as â€˜the figureheadâ€™ â€“ the ravishing wooden goddess of the bowsprit and â€˜Cheeky Jackâ€™ a sailor with unfortunate bowel movements. Alongside the explanation of the French term â€˜bidetâ€™.
Then â€œHappy hour!â€ much to the distain of the youths was then completed with extra attention because it was not completed on the 3rd day. The youths then got to go ashore and were tasked with a group icebreaker exercise. They returned to an afternoon of killer beats, awesome dancing and deck games. A barbecue was then hosted by the good Captain Mike and Adsy.
We then got away into setting sails to begin our voyage to cairns. We learnt a few new things and got ready for yet another delicious meal by Sir Adam, King of the Chefs. The Youths then conducted their nightly watches with a belly full of happiness and the energy to show for it. Much to Emma the sailmasterâ€™s dismay (and Bennie). Cheers from Rhonda (Roger) and Teagz.
Thanks Roger and Tegan for your narrative of the day’s events.
Until tomorrow, Yours Aye, Captain Mike
Wind: Easterly 10 Kn, Swell: Easterly 0.5 m, Weather: Fine and clear, Temp: 22 deg C
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike