Latitude: 
30° 37' South
Longitude: 
153° 17' East
Conditions: 
GETTING BETTER STILL
PAST 24 HOURS

WELL AFTER SOME LUNCH ON BOARD AT MIDDAY YESTERDAY, IT WAS TIME TO EXPLORE THE DELIGHTS OF COFFS HARBOUR. SOME SPORT AND ENTERTAINING GAMES WERE PLAYED ASHORE, ALONG WITH A LONG AWAITED OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT SOME SHOPS AND REST SOME WEARY SEA LEGS.

A GOOD AFTERNOON WAS HAD BY ALL. AFTER ALL YOUTH CREW HAD RETURNED TO STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR WE WERE GREETED BY A FANTASTIC BBQ COOKED UP BY CELEBRITY CHEF HORTO, ALLOWING BEC A MUCH DESERVED EVENING OFF.

THE MAIN ACTIVITY FOR THE EVENING WAS ONCE AGAIN THE WORLD FAMOUS THREE WAY TALKS. ALONG WITH PROVIDING MUCH ENTERTAINMENT FOR STAFF AND YOUTH CREW ALIKE, THIS ALLOWS THE YOUTH CREW TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE THERE OWN WATCHES.

THEN INTO ANCHOR WATCHES OVERNIGHT, WHICH SERVED TO RECHARGE THE BATTERIES BEFORE HEADING INTO ANOTHER CHALLENGING SAILING ADVENTURE TODAY.

AFTER A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP IT WAS TIME TO DEPART COFFS HARBOUR, SET SAIL AND START MAKING SOME MORE GROUND TOWARDS BROKEN BAY. WITH THE WIND FROM THE SOUTH/ SOUTH WEST AND STRENGTHENING TO 20 KNOTS THIS WILL PROVE TO BE A CHALLENGING COUPLE OF DAYS FOR OUR YOUNG ADVENTURERS.

ALL YOUTH CREW REMAIN IN VERY HIGH SPIRITS AFTER A GOOD RUN ASHORE AND A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP.

COMMENTS FROM YOUTH CREW

HI FROM ANNA, MATT.S AND ILISE :
HEY EVERYONE ITS ANOTHER EXCITING NIGHT ABOURD THE STS YOUNG
ENDEVOUR. SO FAR 90% OF US HAVE BEEN SICK (ANNA) BUT WE STILL HAVE
SMILES ON OUR FACES AND HIGH SPIRITS. AT NOON YESTERDAY WE ARRIVED AT COFFS HARBOUR AFTER HAPPY HOUR AND LUNCH WE WENT ASHORE FOR A LITTLE BIT OF RETAIL THERAPY, PLAYED A BIT OF SPORT AND HAD A REAL COFFEE. THEN IT WAS BACK ON BOARD FOR A BBQ DINNER UNDER THE STARS. WE GOT TO KNOW EVERYONE ELSE IN A 3 WAY............CONVERSATION. FOR THE 1ST TIME WE HAD NIGHT WATCHES WITHOUT STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT. AFTER SPENDING THE NIGHT AT ANCHOR IN COFFS HARBOUR WE SET SAIL EARLY IN THE MORNING FOR BROKEN BAY. ON OUR WAY TO BROKEN BAY WE CAUGHT THE TAIL END OF A COLD FORNT WHICH RESULTED IN SOME ROUGH SEAS. WE SAW A POD OF WHALES TODAY AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF DOLPHINS. WE WOULD ALL
LIKE TO SAY HI TO OUR FAMILES AND FRIENDS.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
UNDER THE WEATHER: \UNDER THE WEATHER BOW\" WAS A MARINER'S REFERENCE TO THE SIDE OF A SHIP'S BOW THAT WAS TAKING THE FULL BRUNT OF HEAD SEAS IN FOUL WEATHER. THAT BEING PRETTY AVERAGE, AND WAS SO ADAPTED TO EXPRESS A SAILORS SEASICKNESS ALSO BEING PRETTY AVERAGE.

YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
ACTING CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR"