Currently located 98nm to the NE of Bigge Island and experiencing light 5-7kt WNW winds with nil swell. Our current speed is 6.5kts and the temperature is 25 degrees
Welcome to Day five of our Voyage. The Crew of Young Endeavour awoke early to another warm and humid Kimberly Coast morning. Following an early morning activity, breakfast and morning brief both boats were recovered then the anchor was weighed and we departed Koolama Bay under main engines. Once clear of the bay a new course was shaped to the west and Bigge Island which is our next planned anchorage.
As we have come to expect throughout this voyage there was very little wind before 1300 when the afternoon sea breeze came in which makes the mornings extremely hot. This also means the use of main engines which allows us to motor sail ensuring that we can cover the 800nm from Darwin to Broome in the 13 days allocated while also having time to anchor in some unique areas giving the Youth Crew the full Kimberly Coast experience.
This afternoon following a little siesta we conducted round two of rope races then James the Boats Officer gave an informative presentation on Rules of the Road which completed the day’s activities.
Overnight the Youth Crew will remain in their sea watches consolidating their navigation skills as we continue to make best speed motor sailing to Bigge Island where we hope to anchor later tomorrow afternoon.
Until tomorrow, take care
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. -Paulo Coelho (Writer)