Winds ESE 10-15 kts, partly cloudy, infrequent showers.
Welcome to the Captain's Log for Voyage 07/07, Brissie to Mackay. I'll update you dailiy, usually mid afterniin with the goings-on for the last 24 hours, and the plan for the next day or so.
Everyone joined us yesterday afternoon at Dockside Marina in Brisbane. Here we farewelled family and friends and sailed down river to Bulimba, where we have remained overnight. During the evening we spent time getting to know the ship and each other, and competing first climbs - everyone got to the topgallant, 30m off the water - an awesome effirt.
This morning we started with Early Morning Activity, followed by colours and morning brief. This voyage is special as we are running "Biggest Loser Young Endeavour", the weight loss competition for the Staffies. It should be amusing, to say the least!
We will sail shortly (about 1000) and head out to sea on the first leg of the voyage, hopefully arriving at Lady Musgrave Is sometime on Tuesday for our first shore expedition. The team have a big day ahead of them learning to sail the ship, and we need to be able to tack her as a crew by susnset this evening.
Until tomorrow, shipmates,