Captain's Log
11 May 2011

At Anchor Deal Island

Hi Everyone, By sunrise this morning we were located 16nm to the north east of Deal Island motor sailing due to the light conditions. At 0800 we entered Murray Pass from the north and proceeded to our planned anchorage in Deal Islands picturesque East Cove.Once safely at anchor we conducted morning brief followed by cleaning stations (Happy Hour) and to finish of the morning Paige our Navigator for this voyage and very experienced Meteorologist gave an extremely informative meteorology presentation.Lunch followed, then the Youth Crew were ferried ashore to this remote and beautiful island were they were given the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear (extremely cold) water, play beach sports or take a walk out to the islands historic lighthouse.This evening with everyone safely back onboard we enjoyed a famous Young Endeavour “teak deck BBQ” (cooked by JB and myself), followed by a very entertaining session of three way talks (communication and public speaking exercise). To complete the evening activities Paige gave a quick brief on how to monitor ship’s safety whilst at anchor.As this is our first night at anchor since departing Eden all watches have been reduced to anchor watches for the night allowing both Youth Crew and Staff the opportunity to get a good nights sleep, ensuring that everyone is well rested for the days ahead.Until tomorrow, take care. Yours Aye Captain Gav


39° 28' South / 147° 18' East


Currently at anchor at Deal Island and experiencing light NW winds with nil swell. Temp 16 Degrees, Barom 1012.