Captain's Log
20 June 2002

Beach and BBQ

The last two days have provided a real challenge for the Youth Crew. Since sailing from Brisbane the weather has ranged from clear skies and warm temperature to howling winds and huge seas. Last night was spent rounding Breaksea Shoals North of Fraser Island. The majority of today was used up beating South to Platypus Bay. This required us to tack across almost the whole width of Hervey Bay to Bundaberg but in the afternoon the sun came out, the seas flattened and the wind reduced to a pleasent 25 kts. Before too long there wereseveral faces seen on the upper decks that had been missing in action over the last 48 hours. The weather improved to the point where XO Nathan was able to conduct the first set of rope races and Navigator Paul taught the Youth Crew basic navigation. There were smiles all around when Chef Karen announced that Pizza was on the menu for supper. We are now swinging comfortably at anchor off the West coast of Fraser Island and the Youth Crew are completing their three-way conversations. The plan for tomorrow is for the Youth Crew to enjoy awell earned Beach excursion and Barbeque. Thought of the day: Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Saint Francis Yours, AyeJohn Cowan Hello to all who are reading this,My name is Lee Pearce, I am 18 years old and come from Mullumbimby, the biggest little town in Australia.We have been on the Young Endeavour for only three days, and in all honesty, it is probably the best experience I’ve ever had and it can only keep getting better. I’m tired and sore but it’s fun!!!!!


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