Hi everyone,Please find attached Youth Crew Captain Bryn Solomons Captains Log entry today.Yours AyeCaptain GavYOUTH CREW CAPTAINS LOG VOYAGE 05-09A well-deserved rest today began with the Youth Crew handing the ship back to staff as we anchored at serene Tangalooma and had a day off! After a nap on deck for some or a therapeutic (and much needed) load of washing for others, we were zipped over to the island. The Youth Crew took a peaceful walk along the sandy coast, characterized by a picturesque shipwreck.Most of the crew are quietly excited about tomorrow’s half-day sail with young Australians with disabilities. While somewhat apprehensive about their qualification, I’m positive that once the day gets underway all involved will become confident in their ability to teach and excite these welcome guests aboard the Young Endeavour. And there is no doubt in any crew member’s mind that the guests’ jovial smiles at the end of the day will serve as ample reward in the knowledge that both parties’ lives have been enriched through this opportunity.Finally, with only two days remaining there is mixed sentiment clouding the Youth Crew’s parting of ways. While all are displaying a hint of jubilation over impending long, hot showers, regular sleeping patterns and TV, there is a concurrent sombre feeling that this adventure will have finally come to an end and that great and sudden friendships will be severed. Such is the nature of the voyage, and it is my hope for all that lifelong lessons have been imparted through the osmosis that arises from such close proximity and friendship.Bryn SolomonCaptain (Youth Crew Command Day) Â
Currently at anchor at Tangalooma (Morton Island) and enjoying light SE winds.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike