Captain's Log
29 June 2007

Alongside, Townsville

Last night’s SOD’s Opera was an unforgettable experience. The youth crew performances were excellent, whilst the staffies act was best described as very unique.Overnight the youth crew were kept busy creating their watches entry in YOUNG ENDEAVOUR’s scrap book. This scrapbook forms a permanent record of the fortunate youth crew who have participated in our program.This morning, after a beautiful sunrise, and short morning brief, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR weighed anchor and proceeded into harbour. All the youth crew manned the yards, and their rousing rendition of the national anthem was enthusiastic.The Honourable Peter Lindsay presented the youth crew with their voyage certificates, and also the Order of Australia Medallion was presented to the youth crew member who best embodied the spirit of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. Congratulations Anita. And so our voyage has come to an end. I must take this opportunity to thank the staff on this voyage for their unswerving support, and dedication. It is an honour to work for such a fantastic group of people, and to see what fantastic things we can achieve working together. Also a big thank you to my better half Jo. Thanks for letting me come back for this voyage, and looking after our little boys whilst I am away. I love you.Yours AyePhil GadenLieutenant, RANRBy all that’s wonderful, it is the sea. I believe, the sea itself – or is it youth alone? Who can tell? But you here – you all had something out of life: money, love – whatever one gets on the shore – and tell me, wasn’t that the best time, that time when we were young at sea: young and had nothing, on the sea that gives nothing, except hard knocks – and sometimes the chance to feel your strength” Joseph Conrad”””


19° 15' South / 146° 50' East


Situation at 1100. Port side to Townsville Oil Berth Number One. Wind Southerly at 10kts