36° 55' South
149° 55' East
At anchor in Merimbula broken. Wind: North at 10 kts, sea state 2, sky overcast.
Situation at 20:00-

During the night watches last night and this morning the constantly changing wind ensured that the Youth Crew were kept busy setting and furling sails. It wasn't until morning brief that the wind steadied and allowed the Ship to settle onto a single tack for
any length of time. The Salty Sea Dog's description of the pharse Two...Six...heave!!\ was especially animated. Thanks Libby for being such a \"high calibre\" girl.

Once happy hour and morning tea were out of the way, Captain John put the Youth Crew through their paces ensuring that they are able to safely and efficiently set and furl the different sails. This was the last major hurdle prior to command day, and everything is in place for the big day which starts tomorrow at 09:00.

In the afternoon, XO Luke led the Youth Crew through another installment of \"Rope Races\", which produced some fierce competition
and some good laughs. After Supper, all hands closed up in the Cafe to watch an amazing video of a Square Rigger rounding Cape Horn in 1929.

The Youth Crew have held their election of their command team and are busy picking the brains of the Staff Crew for last minute advise about what to expect. They have shown that they are a talented group of young Australians capable of handling the complex workings of a tallship.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Brain Teaser: What do \"You are here\" signs say when you are not there?? What was the best thing before sliced
bread?? Why do we call them \"Bus Shelters\" when people hide under them??

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR GOLSSARY: Halliards-Wires and purchases leading up the masts for setting the sails on either the yards or stays. In Irons-When the ship has come head to wind and will not pay off on to either tack.

Thought of the day: Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others
think is possible. Author unknown.

Yours, Aye

John Cowan


Hi Mum, Dad, Emma, Steve & Nana.
I am having the time of my life everything so far has been realy cool and I am enjoing every second of it. I was one of the very very lucky few who was not affected by the dreaded sea sickness lurgy. I am missing you all heaps and will see you all soon with lots of tales of the high sea.