Captain's Log
13 February 2006

At Anchor, Endeavour Inlet, Marlborough Sounds, South Is N.Z.

Ahoy Shipmates,Well, Voyage 02/06 is off to a great start!Yesterday at 1600 we cast off our lines from windy Wellington, andheaded out into Cook Strait and into 40 knot winds as we battledacross to the Sounds. We got into Tory Channel just on sunset, andfor three hours we had a very pleasant passage up Queen CharlotteSound to our anchorage at Ship Cove under a full moon.Overnight and this morning we completed the safety induction, ship’stours and some ice breakers, culminating in our first climb. A shortwhile ago everyone went ashore to Ship Cove to commence the five hourhike to Furneaux Lodge in Endeavour inlet. A few of the straffies andI have taken the ship around and anchored her there off the lodge.When everyone arrives we will be having a BBQ at the lodge, beforegetting into anchor watches overnight.Tomorrow we hope to weigh anchor early and make our way around toPortage in Pelorous Sound, conducting setting and furling drills,line handling and deck safety, and tacking practice as we go. Theweather is perfect, so we are looking forward to a great few days.Until tomorrow,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding OfficerSTS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR


41° 8' South / 174° 15' East