Captain's Log
5 February 2006

At Anchor, Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island New Zealand

Hello Everyone,What a great day: We motored overnight after the wind faded out onus, and we spent the morning passing through the Cook Strait, pastWellington, to the Marlborough Sound. The wind came in from the Southat 30knots late morning, and we had an exhilarating sail at over 12knots as we entered the sound. This morning we also had rope races,and a sail theory lecture.This afternoon we anchored in picturesque Endeavour Inlet abeam thebeautiful Furneaux Lodge, which is the second last before the end ofthe Queen Charlotte walking track. Tonight eveyone went ashore tosample their delicious coffees and hot chocolate, and to have a bitof a run around and kick a ball etc.Tomorrow we will all take a 12km hike from Furneaux lodge to thePunga Bay lodge. After everyone gets back onboard, we will completedemonstration tacks, and setting and furling safety drills as thefinal preparation for command day. Then it will be off to anchor,hopefully a BBQ ashore, and command day elections.Until tomorrow, Shipmates,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding OfficerSTS YOUNG ENDEAVOURP.S. – Happy 6th Birthday Sarah from Daddy – Love you and miss you


41° 6' South / 174° 11' East


South 30knot winds