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10 March - 20 March
2300 at anchor - weather clear, wind SW 2 knots, swell nil, temperature 22 degrees, barometer 1013 hpa

Ahoy there everyone,


Welcome to day seven, overnight the ship tacked and wore throughout the night in light conditions as the ship closed Broken Bay. The morning commenced with yet another rousing tune this time from Blue Watch, then with breakfast completed I assessed each watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails without their staff Watch Leaders to ensure that they were ready to control the ship when they assume command at 1300 on Tuesday for 24 hours. With great satisfaction each watch successfully achieved the required standard and celebrated with a packet of Tim Tams.

Morning brief and happy hour was completed as the ship conducted a scenic transit into Broken Bay and up Cowan Creek anchoring adjacent Cottage Point in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

After lunch a jubilant Youth Crew where transferred ashore in the ships RHIB to once again test their sea legs on solid ground for a few hours at the Cottage Point cafe. Once back onboard the ship, Engineer Leon conducted the next challenging round of rope races. A BBQ dinner was consumed on the upper decks as the sun slowly set, this was followed by the Youth Crew electing their Command Team in the capable hands of Youth Captain Jezza and his team.

After another very busy day, the Youth Crew have settled down for the night, hopefully achieving a good night’s rest in anticipation and preparation for tomorrow’s commencement of Command Day.

Our last seven days at sea had seen significant developments in the overall journey of our young adventurers. They have progressed enormously both individually and collectively as the voyage continues to gain momentum. Command Day approaches with great anticipation for all. The intention is remain at anchor prior to weighing the following afternoon for the adventure and challenge that is Young Endeavour.

Until tomorrow evening when you will read the exploits of the ship from Captain Jezza, take care.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien