Currently at anchor at Cape Leveque and enjoying cooler 10 - 14kt WSW with a .5m WSW swell. The current temperature is 23 Degrees.
Welcome to day nine of our voyage. By sunrise this morning we were located 28nm to the west of Cape Leveque sailing in moderate 10-14kt south westerly winds. We had purposely come this far of the coast so that once positioned to the west of Cape Leveque we could alter course to the east and enjoy some sailing under squares to our next anchorage.
Late this morning we conducted Captains Setting and Furling drills then once completed handed in all sail then proceeded to anchor in the lea of Cape Leveque.
Following another one of Chef Jenko’s amazing lunches we ferried everyone ashore to the Eco Resort at Cape Laveque where they were given the opportunity to have a swim, play some beach games or just enjoy a good leg stretch around this remote but picturesque part of the Western Australian Coast. This being the Youth Crews first taste of civilisation since departing Darwin we gave them back their wallets so that they could visit the local kiosk and buy a real coffee or anything else that they had been craving since joining the ship.
By late afternoon everyone was safely back onboard and following another enjoyable teak deck BBQ dinner I conducted the Command Day Brief which was followed by Command Day Elections. To finish of the evenings activities we screened the classic Tall Ship Movie ‘Around Cape Horn’ now everyone has settled into anchor watches overnight.
Early tomorrow morning we will depart Cape Laveque then at 1000 will hand the ship over to the Youth Crew for their 24hr Command Period.
Until tomorrow, take care