Latitude: 
42° 5' South
Longitude: 
144° 45' East
Conditions: 
OVERNIGHT FAVOURABLE WINDS FROM THE SOUTH- WEST AT 20 KNOTS
PAST 24 HOURS

WELL OUR ADVENTURE UP MOUNT MISERY WAS CERTAINLY A CHALLENGE. THROUGH SOME VERY ROUGH TERRAIN OUR TEAM CLAMBERED, SCAMPERED, CRAWLED AND CLIMBED THEIR WAY TO THE TOP. A PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY DRAINING ACTIVITY THAT SAW A SUPERB EFFORT BY ALL.

THE VEIWS GAINED FROM THE ACTIVITY WERE BREATH-TAKING AND SOME QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN OF THIS AMAZING LANDSCAPE AS MOMENTOUS OF THE ADVENTURE. LOOKING BACK DOWN AT THE SHIP IN THE BAY ENCLOSED IN THIS MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY MADE FOR QUITE A SIGHT.

ON TOP OF THE WORLD, WELL AT LEAST OUR PART OF THE WORLD, WE ENJOYED A WELL EARNED PACKED LUNCH TO RECHARGE THE BATTERIES. THERE WAS SOME ENTERTAINING KITE FLYING BY GEORGIE AND OF COURSE GILBERT WAS THERE TO ENJOY THE MOMENT. TO MAKE SURE THE MOMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO EXHILARATE, A DIFFERENT ROUTE WAS PICKED TO DESCEND THE MOUNTAIN ENSURING WE WERE STILL VENTURING INTO THE UNKOWN.

ONCE EVERYONE WAS SAFELY BACK ON BOARD AND SUFFICIENTLY PUFFED,
DINNER AND A COUPLE OF HOURS REST WAS IN ORDER BEFORE WEIGHING ANCHOR AND CONTINUING THE JOURNEY. OVERNIGHT FAVOURABLE WINDS FROM THE SOUTH- WEST AT 20 KNOTS ALLOWED US TO ACHIEVE SOME GOOD SPEEDS AND MAKE GOOD GROUND UP THE WEST COAST OF TASMANIA.

AS THE SUN ROSE TODAY, WE WERE AGAIN BLESSED WITH ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR SAILING (IF NOT A LITTLE FRESH). WITH A NUMBER AGAIN FEELING THE EFFECTS OF A LITTLE SEA SICKNESS, THIS MORNINGS ACTIVITIES WERE REDUCED TO A SET OF CLEANING STATIONS AND THE FIRST ROUND OF ROPE RACES.

COMMENTS BY YOUTH CREW:
WELL HELLO REAL WORLD OF THE WEB WE ARE OUT HERE FLOUNDERING AROUND IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN OFF THE WILD WEST COAST AFTER STAYING IN THE PICTUREST CITY OF PORT DAVEY (POPULATION 0) WHERE
WE CLIMBED AND FELL, TUMBELED, LAUGHED, CRIED AND CHEERED.OVER A LITTLE HILL CALLED MOUNT MISERY (WE ARE NOT SURE WHERE THE NAME CAME FROM AND THERE WAS NO TRACK WE JUST MADE OUR OWN TRACKS OVER THE MANY HOMES OF THOUSANDS OF SLIME DWELLING CRAY FISH.)

WELL AFTER THAT WE TOOK OFF UP THE WILD WEST AGAIN WHERE SPEEDY'S COOKING, FOR MANY OF THE YOUTH CREW, WAS AS NICE ON THE WAY BACK UP. (THANKS BURLY CREW FROM NEMO AND HIS MATES) WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE ARE FEELING DOWN, KEEP ON SPEWING KEEP ON SPEWING..

WELL ENOUGH OF MY SICK JOKES ...WE ARE ALL HAVING A REALLY GREAT
TIME, WE HAVE ALL LEARNED SO MUCH IN THE FEW DAYS WE HAVE HAD
TOGETHER AND HAD SO MANY CHALLENGES, LIKE CHANGING SAILS AT SEA 30 METRES UP A MAST. IT IS EVEN A CHALLENGE WRITING THIS AS MY CHAIR
LIKES TO ATTACK THE WALL AT THE OPPISITE SIDE OF THE CABIN WITH ME ON IT, BUT I HOPE WE HAVEN'T PUT ANY ONE OFF DOING THIS, WE ARE ALL
SMILES EAR TO EAR AND HAVING A GREAT TIME (EXCEPT QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ASKED OF THE CROSS DRESSER CALLED \NANA\" THAT COLLECTS OUR LOOSE ITEMS AND THEN MAKES US DANCE AND SING TO GET THEM BACK (help mummy)).

WELL I HOPE THAT THIS LITTLE SNIPPET OF OUR ADVENTURE HAS BEEN AS FUN SO FAR FOR YOU AS IT HAS BEEN FOR US ...AHOY, BLIMEY, AVAST AND
GOOBYE FROM DION, MICHEL, EBONY AND THE REST OF US VICTIMS, UM I
MEAN YOUTH CREW ON BOARD.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
DOG: LATCH USED TO SECURE A DOOR OR HATCH.

YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR"