Currently we are anchored in Refuge Cove and experiencing light 5-7kt NE winds with nil swell and the temperature is 18 degrees.
Welcome to day six of our voyage. The conditions continued to moderate overnight and by sunrise this morning we were located 5nm to the south of Wilson’s Promontory now sailing close hauled under fore and aft sails.
Given these improved conditions we conducted the normal entertaining morning brief then went straight in a good set of rotational tacks. Once completed, we handed in all sail then proceeded directly into the very scenic Refuge Cove where we came safely to anchor at 1045.
Lunch followed then the Youth Crew were ferried ashore where they conducted mid voyage chats then hiked up to a lookout overlooking Refuge Cove and Bass Strait and got to experience the beauty of this remote part of the country before making the return hike to the beach and enjoying a refreshing swim in the cool crystal clear water of Refuge Cove.
This evening with everyone safely back onboard we conducted another set of rope races which was followed by an enjoyable Teak Deck BBQ dinner.
To complete the evening’s activities we will be screening the classic Tall Ship Movie ‘Around Cape Horn’ which is most appropriate for our Youth Crew having just experienced sailing Young Endeavour in pretty rough conditions through the infamous Bass Strait.
Given the forecast of northerly winds for tomorrow we will depart Refuge Cove at 0630 tomorrow morning and sail out to the picturesque Deal Island where we plan to anchor tomorrow afternoon.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.