At Anchor Trial Bay
Hi Everyone, Sunrise this morning found YOUNG ENDEAVOUR 20nm to the south east of Trial Bay making good speed under main engines. Just prior to morning brief the wind strengthened from the north west and the ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½watch on’ brought the ship under a full press of fore and aft sails and shut down engines. Following morning brief and a very good set of cleaning stations (happy hour), Lindsey the Engineer conducted the second round of the very hotly contested rope races. On completion of this activity all sail was handed in and we entered the very scenic Trial Bay, coming safely to anchor at 1130. Following lunch the Youth Crew were ferried ashore where they enjoyed setting foot on ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½terra firmaï¿½ï¿½ for the first time since departing Sydney. While ashore they were given a guided tour of the historic Trial Bay Jail followed by the opportunity to play beach sports, have a walk along the many scenic tracks or enjoy a beach swim. This evening with everyone safely back onboard we enjoyed our first ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Teak Deck BBQï¿½ï¿½ for the voyage (cooked by yours truly) followed by a very entertaining set of three way talks (communication and public speaking exercise), which completed the days activities. As this is our first night at anchor since departing Sydney, all watches have now been reduced to anchor watches for the night allowing both YC and staff the opportunity to get a good nights sleep, ensuring that everyone will be well rested for the busy days ahead.Until tomorrow take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently at anchor in Trial Bay and experiencing light NW winds with a .5m swell.
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