Voyage name: 
V07/19 Brisbane to Mackay
11 May - 21 May 2019
Latitude: 
20 51s
Longitude: 
149 35e
Conditions: 
Wind: SE at 15 knots Weather: Cloudy Location: At anchor Refuge Bay, Scawfell Island
Ahoy shipmates...Command Day part 2...and I'm still taking it easy. Safely at anchor Scawfell Island, Mackay tomorrow for the Community Day Sail...now over to the former Command Team. Fair winds, Captain Kenny. Captains Log Day 9 Ahoy shipmates. After a beautiful night sailing we are at anchor in Refuge Bay. Young Endeavour looked after her crew as always maintaining a steady 7 knots all night arriving at Scawfell Island earlier than expected around 00:45. This highlighted to me just how much we’ve all learned in just a short 9 days; most of us came aboard not even knowing what a tall ship was, let alone how to safely navigate and sail the vessel , yet here we are with big smiles across all our faces, proud of what we have achieved. In my 24 hours as acting CO I have witnessed young Australians from diverse backgrounds come together to achieve a common goal. Australia’s future is in good hands, over and out, Former Acting CO, Alexander Hayden. -----Log Day 9 – 19 May 2019. Morning brief today was a joyous affair with the youthies taking over and mimicking the mannerisms of our staff. Afterwards, we had the happiest of happy half-hours and then attempted to complete the remaining set tasks. Tyler’s mural (created with assistance of others) was a sight to behold. At the same time we attempted to get 27 youthies climbing up the foremast, a mission on its own. Once down it was time to hand the ship back to the staff and return back to normal routines. After power naps and a bit of lazing around on deck, the staff informed us that our current anchored location allowed us to use the makeshift swing suspended via the yards. After some pretty epic fails, attempted back-flips and jumps off the bow sprit, it was decided that we would begin heading ashore to the one and only Refuge Bay. What a beautiful sight this was, just a short walk from the beach and we were in a rainforest setting, surrounded by hundreds of butterflies. Others decided to take the opportunity and explore the crystal blue shallow waters using the snorkelling gear, allowing us to see several different species of fish in the area as well as a group of stingrays! Overall the day, whilst exhausting, was one to be remembered, tomorrow we look forward to our half-day community sail which will provide some much needed new company aboard. For now, fair winds - Former Sail Master, Huw Wiltshire - Former Navigator, Tegan Stiff
The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward