V02/19 Melbourne to Sydney
17 Jan - 27 Jan 2019
Wind: N at 9 knots Weather: Fine Swell: Nil Location: At anchor Eden
Ahoy Shipmates...greetings from the very aptly named 'Snug Cove', Eden. Overnight we had a very pleasant sail up the coast past Gabo Island in light conditions. During our transit each watch successfully completed the'bearex'...a teamwork challenge set by their watchleaders. Before arriving in Eden at 1100 we conducted morning brief, happy hour and rotational tacks as described below. After lunch the Youth Crew were ferried ashore for some time on dry land. It was then back onboard...a fantastic dinner...and into anchor watches with our young shipmates assisting with keeping the ship safe overnight. It will be an early departure tomorrow (0600) after a good nights sleep as we continue our way up the NSW south coast...very serenic (a word I invented in the Whitsundays - a combo of serene and scenic!). Thats enough from me...fair winds...Captain Kenny Day 5 – Eden Nothing like a 0001 start to our morning, with many yawns and silent pauses for our watch. Although a aloft the fore-mast revealing land in the distance was a welcomed sight after two nights at sea. The rest of the youthies woke up to a breakfast of the lot which was devoured before our, now routine 9am briefing. This morning featured a continuation of Salty’s story about William Buckley and the Croatian pirates, however the story was interrupted by a large pod of dolphins swimming along the port side, including some small baby calf’s. A navigation brief from Daz, highlighted that we were just approaching Eden and would aim to be anchored and heading ashore for a strong well needed coffee at 1300. Although, before the arrival into Snug Cove we practiced our tacking drills including swapping roles and duties with the other watches. After a lunch of make your own tacos we started to head ashore for a review of our voyage goals with the watch leaders and a walk around the town, with some youthies taking the opportunity to visit the whale museum. When back onboard the three watches played a competitive and tightly contested round of “ropies,” focused on the square sails. To round out one of the best days of the voyage so far, chef Zac indulged us with a seafood buffet purchased straight from the source in Eden. As the sun starts to set some Youthies take the opportunity to climb the mast for a view, and at present we are settling into anchor watches for the night. Red Watch Out. Written by Henry Johnston, Jess Braden, Rachelle Unthank. Shoutout to Bev, John, Tomez and Lillyanne
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