25° 21' South
153° 34' East
Wind ESE 15-20 knots, sea moderate, swell SE 1.5m
Ahoy Me Hearties,

It has been a busy 24 hours during which time we have come together as a crew. Overnight the ship settled down into watches and we sailed up the Sunchine Coast, past Noosa, Double Island Point, and we are now off Indian Head, the most easterly point of Fraser Is.

Today will be spent consolidating our lessons, and getting used to living in the ship and all of the little jobs that have to be done. This afternoon we will have rope races before continuing on to Lady Musgrave Island, a coral reef cay at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

Seasickness has gotten to about 90% of the Youth Crew, with many sorry looking faces, and Simon the cheffo not serving too many meals! The \Spewometer\" has reached a high level! Unfortunatley the work has to go on, and so we strongly encourage everyone to work through their seasickness. Tomorrow we will all be able to access the best cure for seasickness possible - sit under a tree...

Until tomorrow, shipmates,

Yours Aye


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"