Captain's Log
29 July 2006

At Anchor, 1770

Dear All,What a great day! The weather has been fantastic, and we have just had a top shore visit to the town of 1770, about 1 1/2 hours drive north on Bundaberg. Tonight we will sail for Lady Musgrave Island, which is a reef and sand cay about 40nm offshore in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Let’s hear from Youth Crew Matthew and Melody:We visited the township to regather our land legs, a few supplies such as much needed sugar, coke and ice-cream. There was also a need for some ‘real’ coffee for all of us that are not accustommed to the joys of blend 43. Day 6 has been full of new experiences as well as the revision of new skills. We returned to the Y.E. aboard a aqua-duck, again showing us the journey is full of surprises. After a morning of tacking, furling and laundry it was great to catch a few rays. After days of heavy winds rain and fog, the weather gods have smiled upon us [much like the ever talented and cheerful staff smile upon us daily]this has been your youth crew speaking – Matthew [of the hardest working -blue watch] and Deadles [of white watch].Thanks Guys,Until Tomorrow,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding Officer


24° 9' South / 151° 53' East


Wind - Light South Easterly, swell, SE 1.5m, a clear and warm day.