Captain's Log
6 February 2006

At Anchor, Whaikeri Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island New Zealand

Ahoy Shipmates,Today we took the scenic 12.7km walking track from Furneaux lodge tothe Punga Bay lodge around the Endeavour Inlet. After everyonereturned onboard, we headed out and completed setting and furlingdrills, prior to coming to anchor in Whaikeri, where we had a BBQ ondeck before a swim, Command Day elections, and the spider’s webexercise.The elections went off very well, with Kezza voted in as as Captainfor Command Day – now a word from him:Howdy from NZ to my family and Miss and everyone back in Aus. I havebeen very lucky to have the role of captain bestowed upon me fortomorrows command day from my fellow crew, which is a great honour. Ialong with the rest of the crew are very much looking forward to thechallenge that faces us. All going to plan we will end upin Wellington tomorrow after an awesome days sailing. Hope everythingis well back there and its goodbye for now.Kean Steinkellner (Kezza).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° 16' South / 174° 3' East