19° 15' South
146° 49'
Captain's Log for 3 May 01

Situation at 1100: Alongside Townsville Wharf. Warm as toast.
This morning we departed the anchorage after a late night for most. The concert last night was most amusing and the night in the anchorage most enjoyable. We arrived alongside the wharf to the roaring thunder of the youth crew singing the national anthem. After a presentation of voyage certificates I was honoured to be able to present an award for the pursuit of excellence from the NSW Chapter of the Order of Australia Association. The recipient of the emblem was Steven Humphrey, a 23 year old from Axeldale in Victoria, whose efforts throughout the voyage were outstanding.

We then had some friends and family onboard for a look around, before bidding sad farewells to a great bunch of shipmates.

Until next time the opportunity presents,

Farewell and smooth sailing

Matthew Rowe