Captain's Log
9 August 2006

At Anchor, Platypus Bay, Fraser Island

Ahoy Me Hearties,What a great 24 hours it has been! Overnight last night we sailed across Hervey Bay, with good winds and a full press of canvas set. While intially a number of the Youth Crew were sea sick, after three tacks dutring the night, everyone seems to have come good.This morning we had the usual morning brief, followed by happy hour and then a Navigation lecture by Hector. After lunch we had rope races (well done whiteys) and a sail theory lecture. We then had a birthday cake for Jacinta to celbrate her 24th birthday, before sailing to anchor off Platypus Bay.We then went ashore to the beach where we played a few beach games, and had a swim. It was then back onboard for a BBQ, three way talks and an anchor watch lecture.In the last 24 hours we have also completed our census forms, so that we can be counted too!Tomorrow we will continue with the program, weighing anchor after lunch to commence our passage to Brisbane.Until tomorrow ye lubbers,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander RANCommanding Officer


24° 58' South / 153° 13' East