24° 55' South
152° 49' East
At anchor off Bundaberg.Wind: Sou'West at 10 knots, Temp: 13c, Cloud: 4/8
Situation at 20:00 -

The teamwork exercise the Youth Crew completed last night proved to be a valuable learning experience. Each watch was assigned
a relatively complex task to complete without any assistance from the Staff Crew. Cooperation, tolerance and effective communications were needed for them to be successful, which they all were.

At 06:30 wakey wakey was piped and all hands turned to in order to get the Ship underway. The anchor was weighed and at 07:00 we sailed from Platypus Bay, bound for the approaches to Bundaberg. At 08:30 morning brief was held which saw the usual highjinks. Happy hour today was 'Brasso ' day. Before long all the brightwork was
gleaming and XO Phil announced that he was very pleased with everyone's effort. After morning tea it was time for another installment of Rope Races. By this time the Ship was carrying a total of eight sails, including all three square sails.

After lunch XO Phil led the Youth Crew in some fun activities on the upperdeck. This was followed by an amazing 38 minute video
of a square-rigger rounding Cape Horn in 1929. This certainly gave the Youth Crew a sense of appreciation for the creature comforts we enjoy onboard YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. At 16:30 the Ship anchored off Bundaberg.

The Ship's concert and the Staff Mess Disco have just finished and as usual they were great fun with the Youth Crew showing loads of talent and imagination. Overnight the Youth Crew will keep sea watches, which will give trhem a chance to exchange contact
information as well as saying an externded farewell to one another.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: During the voyage the Ship's Company consumed the following: 60 litres of milk, 125 kg of meat, 20 kg of small goods, 50 kg of fresh fruit, 50 kg of potatoes, 30 kg of fresh vegetables, 13 kg of seafood, 25 kg of bread and 1500 litres of
icecream (just kidding....actually it was 15 litres).

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Spanker- the largest and aft most fore-and-aft sail. Fairlead- an opening in the bulwark, or a fitting on top of the capping rail, through which lines can be re-directed from their origional angle to a direction more suitable.

Thought of the Day: People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw.

Yours, Aye

John Cowan