40° 58' South
145° 44' East
Wind: Westerly 10-20 knots, sea state low, overcast with occasional showers.
Ahoy Shipmates,

Welcome to the voyage log for V16/06. The Voyage got off to a great start with us farewelling freinds and family at Burnie yesterday afternoon. With the lines cast off, we motored the 90 minutes to get to anchor in the lee of Table Cape just before sunset. Unfortunately we managed to make a few people seasick on the way, with Britt the unofficial \first to go\" winner!

Overnight we got into ice breaker activities, ship's tours, and our first and second climbs, with most making it to the Topgallant yard, 34m off the water. This morning our day started at 0630 with Early Morning Activity, followed by breakfast at Cafe Simon, then morning brief. As I write, the team are busy at \"happy hour\" (cleaning stations) before the formal safety at sea brief.

The big job for today is to get everyone worked up to the stage wherby we can tack the ship as a crew. This is really important in case we need to alter course to avoid other ships or bits of Tasmania during our first night at sea.

At present the plan is to strike out the 200 or so nautical miles to Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Penninsula for our first anchorage.

Until tomorrow, Shipmates,

Yours Aye,


Chris Galloway
Lieutenant Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer "