Captain's Log
7 September 2012

Anchor at last

Good evening Shipmates, The strong SE winds continued as forecast and once again we had a tiring and bumpy night at sea. Our final tack was at midnight and we made our anchorage at 0800 this morning in the somewhat sheltered waters in the lee of Cape Upstart. I think there was an audible collective sigh of relief from the YC. Sea sickness was soon just a memory and the green tinge was replaced by grins on the faces of many. The day has been spent providing a few lectures but also having a bit of fun. The planned BBQ had to be cancelled as the weather deteriorated with increased wind and heavy rain squalls. With the wind gusting at over 40 kts I was pleased to be at anchor. This evening we completed ‘three way talks’ followed by a Quiz night. The results would suggest age and experience will come out on top of youthful exuberance. The forecast for tomorrow is for a slight improvement so we will be pushing on towards the Whitsunday Passage region. Captain Gunna Carpe’ diem


19° 45' South / 147° 44' East


At anchor Upstart Bay. Wind SE 30kts, Rain, Temp 16C