Overnight a cold front passed over Tasmania and Flinders Island bringing rain and strong south easterly winds. These conditions did not deter our shore expedition and at 0900 we commenced ferrying the Youth Crew ashore to the beach at Fotheringate Bay. Once ashore the Youth Crew took the opportunity to swim, play some touch football or for some just to hug a tree, which has proven to be an instant cure for seasickness. By 1200 a very wet Youth Crew were back onboard and following hot showers and a hearty lunch preparations were made to get underway. At 1330 the anchor was weighed and Young Endeavour departed Fotheringate Bay and shaped a new course for Banks Strait. Unfortunately as we approached the strait the wind increased to 35kts from the south east which combined with a flooding tide has slowed our progress dramatically.
During the night we will continue our passage through Banks Strait then commence to make ground down the East Coast of Tasmania to Wineglass Bay, which is currently planned to be our next anchorage.
Until tomorrow, take care.