Voyage name: 
V06/21 Brisbane to Gladstone
19 Jun - 29 Jun 2021
Latitude: 
27 10.3' S
Longitude: 
153 22.1' E
Conditions: 
Wind - SSE at 6 knots, Weather - fine and clear, Swell - nil, Sea - nil Temp - 17 deg. C
Ahoy there Shipmates, A change in the format of the Captain's Log from tonight. I will ask the Youth Crew (Youthies) to provide an input each night and I will add a few words at the end. So tonight's input was provided by Daniel from Red Watch and Molly from White Watch. It also includes some content on yesterday's activities: As we waved goodbye to our family and friends in Brisbane, all of us were a bit hesitant to get to know each other at first. But after the first of us had thrown up, we all realised that we were all in the same boat. We got to meet the awesome staff-crew filled with energy, and we were split into rivalling coloured watches. Red watch being the best, obviously (Daniel). And white watch being okay too (Molly). The weather was beautiful as we began to sail off to Tangalooma, but thanks to some heavy winds we were sent straight back around to the scenic island of mud. Called Mud-Island, coincidentally. On the sail back, the ice between us youthies was officially broken as we huddled together in darkness as we sailed bumpy waters and windy weathers. One thing is for sure though, the food at home won’t be missed: Chef Adam is a wizard at the fry pans. Never in all our years of living, have we heard a Dolly Parton song be used as an alarm clock to wake us up at 6:30am. What a fantastic start to a day, filled with sea-creatures, pirate terminology and fun. Sunrise was spent warming our legs and getting ready to climb the mast for the very first time. We’re proud to say that everyone got up to the very top, and all that effort was worth it: as lunch was served by no one other than Chef Adam himself. Then we had the ropes. Literally. How to tie them, how to hoist them and work together as a team to set the sails. Those sails took us to Moreton Island, where we were finally able to anchor and watch the sunset from 30 metres above the hull. Well, its night-time, me (Daniel) and Molly are excited for another 90 second shower, and we’re so excited to be squished back into our bunks where we’ll be rocked to sleep by the waves. Either that, or we’ll just throw up. Youthies, out. It was a busy day today. I was very proud of the whole Youth Crew that, following being fitted and trained in the use of our Safety Harnesses they all climbed to the T'gallant Yard (30 metres above the main deck) and back. No small achievement! As the weather improved significantly today, we were able to move to the much more attractive Tangalooma anchorage, arriving just on sunset. The practical training the crew received during the transit will stand them in good stead when we depart Moreton Bay tomorrow afternoon and commence our passage northwards. Yours aye, Captain Mike