Captain's Log
5 October 2012

Day 10 – Blue Pearl Bay

Ahoy there everyone,After Sail Master Kristy-Lee roused all at 0700 for the opportunity to have a second rope swing into the clear waters of Blue Pearl Bay before breakfast. Those willing conducted a spectacular snorkel in Blue Pearl Bay observing the abundant marine life and coral formations before returning to the ship. The ship then weighed anchor and motor sailed to anchor adjacent Funnel Bay for a pizza smorgasbord feast as the sun set across the Whitsunday Islands. The Youth Crew then completed their final assigned task by presenting a slide show and ballad, capturing various memorable moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 11 days and their amazing once in a life time journey. The remainder of the evening was spent 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 depart our anchorage early tomorrow morning for a final passage into Abel Point Marina berthing at 0700 before farewelling our young adventurers at 1100. Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 07/12. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours. For the final time. Yours Aye Captain Damien ‘Carpe Diem’


20° 13' South / 148° 45' East


2300 at anchor - weather scattered cloud and isolated showers, wind SE 10 knots, swell SE 0.5 metre, temperature 24 degrees, barometer 1020 hpa