Captain's Log
1 December 2011

Day 10 – Badger Head Anchorage

Ahoy there everyone, A well deserved nights rest at anchor was had by all. I guarantee everyone onboard slept very soundly and for good reason, most were exhausted from Command Day. The day began as forecast with heavy rain and 30+ knot winds as the ship lay rolling at anchor. During the day various team orientated activities were conducted including watching the 1929 classic black and white movie Around Cape Horn documenting a young man adventure on the last great cargo tall ships. During the afternoon the Youth Crew conducted end of voyage talks while the rain continued to stream down. After consuming our BBQ dinner below decks the Youth Crew presented a slide show capturing various selected moments and experiences during the voyage. This enabled everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 10 days and their amazing once in a life time journey. The rest of the evening was spent with the Youth Crew completing end of voyage questionnaires and letters to themselves, which are returned to each Youth Crew member six months after voyage completion. The ship will remain at anchor overnight before weighing anchor at 0730 and conducting the two hour transit to Devonport where we will berth at 1000 with our accomplished young adventurers manning the yards for the final time. It has been a magnificent journey and one not to be forgotten. The ship will remain in Devonport until Saturday 15 January 2011 when she will embark the next Youth Crew for Voyage 02/11, Devonport to Geelong. Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 01/11. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours. Carpe DiemYours ayeCaptain Damien


41° 7' South / 146° 37' East


2200 at anchor - Weather rain, Wind E 20 knots, Swell E 0.5 metre, Temperature 18 degrees, Barometer 1012 hpa