Captain's Log
30 December 2007

At Anchor, Historic Port Arthur, Tasman Penninsula

Ahoy Shipmates,What an awesome couple of days it has been – we have had some strong winds, great sailing and several tacks overnight last night as well! We have made impressive time down the east coast of Tassie – so much so that we were able to spend a few hours at anchor in picturesque Wineglass Bay last night for a BBQ onboard. This morning as the breeze died out we handed (put away) all sail, and motored on the glassy sea through the gap between Tasman Island and Cape Pillar, a narrow passage between two maasive cliffs, As we went, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR was accompanied by porpoises and seals. It was a magic moment which we will all remember.Shortly after lunch we came to anchor at Port Arthur, where the Youth Crew have all gone ashore to kick a footy, have a leg stretch and a cappucino at the coffee shop. Tonight we will go ashore again to enjoy the world renowned Port Arthur Ghost Tour – it can be a pretty spooky place.Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and tomorrow the voyage will conclude at Princes Wharf No.2. We berth at 1400 (2 PM) so if you are in town, come on down and pay us a visit and meet your loved ones as they return home from the sea!Until next voyage Me Hearties,Yours Aye,Chris Chris GallowayCommander, RANCommanding Officer


43° 8' South / 147° 52' East


Wind NE 15-20 Knots, Partly Cloudy andcalm. A bit on the cool side...