28° 42' South
153° 45' East
2300 at sea - Weather, Scattered Cloud, Wind SW 12 knots, Swell SE 0.5 metre, Temperature 20 degrees, Barometer 1015 hpa
Ahoy there everyone,
Overnight the ship remained underway motor sailing along the Queensland South East coast. With calmer 1.5 metre seas a more restful sleep was achieved by all.

After morning brief and happy hour Dutchy the Navigator presented his navigation brief proving to all that in fact the earth was not flat but round, the rest of the Staff Crew are still out on this theory noting that next he would be espousing that mermaids didn't exist.

Chef Squiz crafted a stunning buffet lunch ensuring that energy levels and morale were kept at a high level. With the sun shining the opportunity to hand wash clothes and dry them on the ships side was taken. Next Engineer Leon conducted round three of rope races which saw the non disappear from the non-competitive title as the watches gained confidence in the lay out and terminology of the ship in order to locate the various nominated items.

During the afternoon Watch Officer Tug presented an intriguing maritime Rules of the Road lecture, an important component of safely navigating the ship to avoid colliding with other vessels or running aground by identifying various lights, shapes and navigation markers.

The remainder of the afternoon was utilised by the Watch Leaders to continue consolidating deck work and climbing aloft while those on bridge watch applied practical navigation skills by fixing the ships position. It is pleasing to note that it appears the majority of the Youth Crew have been awarded their sea legs.

It has been an extremely busy and rewarding day for the Youth Crew. With an abating sea conducive to a peaceful night sleep for all either side of a four hour bridge watch. The intention is to remain at sea overnight continuing motor sailing and making ground to the south.

Happy Mother's Day to all those special Mum's, below are attached some of the messages to you all.

Until tomorrow evening.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien

From Captain Damien
Thinking of you keeps me awake
Dreaming of you keeps me asleep
Being with you keeps me alive
Happy Mother's Day all my love

From Matt the Sailmaster
Hey Mum, I hope you are having a very special day today. Thanks for just being you. Can you Google how to sail a square ship for dummies for me? Oh and the only thing that would make being on Young Endeavour better would be if we had a dog onboard. I miss Sweep almost as much as I miss you! Love Matt

From Dutchy the Nav
Hey Mum, thanks for teaching me all about Nav, I can finally use what you taught me. Ps. How do I get to Sydney? Love Dutchy

From Ali Musgrove
Hey Mum, it seems like these last few years I am always away for mother\\'s day and I\\'m sorry to continue the trend this year. I want to wish you a really wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you when we get into Sydney. I\\'ve got lots of adventures to share. Love you! Hugs, Ali xx oo

From Wayne Roulston
Hi Mum, thanks for supporting me in everything I do. I hope you have a fantastic Mother\\'s day, I look forward to seeing you again and I\\'ll be sure to make up for my abscence on such a special occassion. Love, Wayne.

From Matthew Hammen
Hi Mum just wishing you a happy mother\\'s day from here on the Young Endeavour ship at sea. Look forward seeing you at sydney when i come in, love matthew. :)

From: Eilzabeth Temple
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! I hope that you have a lovely day and enjoy yourself! Looking forward to seeing you when I head back down south. I am loving my time onboard and you should check out my war wounds! Lots of Love x x x

From Billlie-Jo Hurle
Dearest Mother, Happy Mother\\'s Day! Hope you have a sensational day. Thinking of you always, Much Love Billie-Jo =) xx

From Nick Waugh
Happy mothers day, sadly wont be there to share it with you, we are currently sailing past the Gold Coast...enjoying every minute...
Hope all is well at home, missing everyone, havent been sea sick yet, but the wrist bands are working for me. The most amazing trip so far, will fill you in when I get into sydney. We are currently at the present time(07:10 SATURDAY) passing nsw/QLD boarder. learning all the tricks of the trade with (matt) with navigation. I am one of about feeling that havent been feeling sick so all is good. Everyone is getting along well and only one night of rough seas which put alot of people sea sick.we had to drop a couple of people back to brisbane because of sea sickness but their personal choice. Anyways have a fantastic mothers day. Looking foward to a home cooked roast when I come home!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Nick xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo

From Beth
Hiya Mum (and Dad, Ba n Tam oh n Jess)
I hope ur all having a great time back home enjoying school :P and getting ready for gliding. Happy Happy mothers day, treat her well little ones (but just for one day - oh and hide ur chocolate :) . Hope ur recovering well dad - I\\'ve worn your very sexy Nepalese Beanie. Having a fantastic time and i\\'ll see you when we come in.
xoxo Bethie

From Joel
Hey Mum, Happy Mothers day! Hope you have a great day, wish I could be there. We can have Yum Cha on the 14th to celebrate! Look forward to seeing all of you in Sydney! Love you xoxo

From AJ
Hey Mum, hoping your having a great mother\\'s day and sadly I am too far away to celebrate it with you. The Young Endevour has been pretty up and down so far with really bad sea sickness but I think I am starting to get over it finally. Especially with the first challenge of the trip which just had to be climbing to the of the ship\\'s sails and sitting up there for 20 mins or so. Hope all is well, I love you! Wishing you and the family a special day and I will see you all in Brisbane soon! <3 xXx

From Sally
Oh hello there mother dearest, I am writing to you from the waters off the gold coast and can assure you I am having the time of my life, minus the litttle bout of sea-sickness I had the other night, but it was acceptable due to the conditions, pretty sure even dad would have been sick. I hope you have a fabulous mothers day and be sure to re-read my card and everything, hope the lillies are lasting well. I miss you so much and cannot wait to see in a weeks time. Love you heaps, Sal :D

From Sophie Taylor
Hey Mum, here\\'s a poem I wrote for you!

Have felt a bit of a queeze
but now it has eased
Enjoying the salty air
and the wind in my hair

Night watch was topped off with a couple of shooting stars
All in a line were Jupiter, Venus and Mars
At sunrise we climbed the mast
as a pod full of dolphins swam past.

Now cruisin\\' the EAC
some are keen to hug a tree
Time\\'s going fast
but I\\'m having a blast.

So Happy Mother\\'s Day!
Finally left Morten Bay
As we sail past the sunny Gold Coast
Mum- you\\'re the one I miss the most!

Love to all, Sophie xxx

From Patrick Berrell
To my dearest mother
Writing to you, to wiah you a Happy mothers day, and to give you an update how the journey is so far at the current time of 1745 on the 7th of May. On the 5th of May we left Bullimba baracks to pursue of our voyage. During late thursday afternoon we were sailing 2 to 3 metre swells and also on also friday we were sailing 4 metre swells, therefore our captain decided to return back to Moreton Bay, to drop off three members of our coyage as they were not able to pursue of the journey for medical reasons. At the current time we have just past Tweed Heads. Can\\'t wait to return home, missing you and family. HAPPY Mothers day. Take care,
Love you and family.
From your son
Patrick xxxx

From Will Kain
To Mum, Kirky and the kids.
Happy mothers day Mum love you, I was going to get you that crazy big thing you have been wanting for mothers day but... you know, I\\'m not there so. Missing you all Ellie, Jay, Kailey and Kirky see you in Sydney!
Love Will.

From Scott Crowley
6:00pm writting from the waters out from Tweed Heads.
To Mum and everyone else. Happy mothers day, hope everything is going well at home. Hope you have a great day tomorrow mum, i organised a little gift for you so, no I have not forgotten.
Love you all

From Ruben Tony Jin TAN
Mummy! ILY you soooo much! Been heaps seasick and missing you but remembering your prescence on this Monumental Mother\\'s Day. Oceans lapping, visions blurred, fickle hopes as the swells play games with our hearts. Yet, I hold strong for you mother, because I value and cherish your Love. With each wave that provokes us, we stand high with the knowledge that a time will come where we will hit shore and your tender arms will grip and your loving power will permeate the walls of harship that sourround us and ultimately cure us of our tribulations.

Sincerely waiting,

From Erin Johnston :)
To Mum, I love you sooooo much and I hope you have an amazing day because you know you deserve it even though you deserve to have everyday as mothers day \\'cause your soo special. Wish Granny a happy mothers day and the family :) I was sick the other night I threw up 4 times but I\\'m feeling better now. I\\'m a little home sick missing you all so much and your support. I hope you have a great day in Sydney and always know I\\'m thinking about you and I\\'m on my way home. I really hope you enjoy and appreciate the surprise i organised for you thanx to the help of Elyce :) I love you soo dearly mummy and I\\'ve been thinking about non stop. Can\\'t wait to see you, Elyce and Winston again and to give you all a big cuddle and kiss xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Your loving daughter Erin :D xxxooo

From: Elyce Finney
Dear Mummy Kins(Julie Finney)
Hope you have a smashing mothers day with the gang! Tell everyong I say hello and I hope Nan can make it out of hospital for the day. Not feeling to well myself, can\\'t seem to hold and food/drink down. Sending all my love
Elyce xxx

From Zac Moore
Dear Mum,
I hope you have a great day and that Jordan and dad treat you a perfect mothers day, missing you heaps out hear on this voyage and I cant wait to stand on some land again. The conditions out here certainly have been an issue for our stomachs :) but other than the entire youth crew becoming sea sick, this voyage has been great so far and I\\'m pretty sure its only going to get better. Can\\'t wait to see you back in Victoria.

Lots of Love, Yours Sincerely Zac xx

From Steph Collins
Hi Mum,
Happy Mothers day !!! Im having a great time. You would hate it. Had to climb the mast on the first night and they left me up there for 20 min !!! Then two nights ago i slept up on the deck in the cold and wet and rain (occationally throwing up) everyone got so sick, but it smelt really bad down stairs so i opted for the deck. We had a chill day the next morning and i got to sleep in my rack last night. I ate normal food again today and now I am all good (no more throwing up). I cant wait to be home though, trying to walk up and down the corridoor without crashing into anything, or having a shower without falling out is really hard !!! Miss all of my family !!!

Love you all so much. Love you Mum
From Steph xoxo

From Jess Martin
Heyyyyyyy Mother!! Happy mothers day! Hope you have a good day and they all do nice things for youuuuu. I hope your not missing me too much! Im having a good time, saw some dolphines today and thought of you. Misss you all, and stay off my facebook!!
love from moo!!

From David
Hey mum, Happy Mothers Day! i promise when i get back i\\'ll make you breakfast, HOPEFULLY Lin has given you our present and you love it. All is well on the YE, we have had some wild weather but have pulled through (thank god). I think im finally finding my sea legs cant wait to tell you all about it
Love, David

From Sally
Heyy ma.. happy mothers day!! hope you get this message and i hope your day is a very good one.. dont think i have spewed so much in such a little time but im loving every minute of it! looking foward to seeing you in sydney,.,

lots of love