Well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, today is the final day of V11/22 and what a fantastic voyage it’s been. We’ve had some great sailing, some great anchorages and some great learnings. If Youth Crew leave us today with just one thing they’ve learnt about themselves, then I’m a happy Captain. But I’ll put money on the fact that they’ve learnt a bunch.
Anyway, Youth Crew did one final happy hour this morning as we weighed anchor from Mud Island and proceeded into the Brisbane River. Youthies then laid aloft for the final time and manned the yards as we made our way upstream to Bulimba before announcing our arrival by firing off a couple of shots from our cannon. With cannon bores clear and gun crews (Youth Crew) manning the yards, we signified our intention for a peaceful visit. All fast at HMAS Moreton at 1000, friends and family were invited onboard for a wee look around before we said our final farewells.
I’ve had a fantastic voyage and I know my staff did too. Thanks for the persistence, resilience and adaptability of the youthies, because they are the ones who made it a success. Thanks must also go to my amazing staff crew who did an A1 job throughout. Well, that’s it from me but like I said to the gang today, you may be leaving Young Endeavour but Young Endeavour will never leave you. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Now go forth and do great things. Yours Aye, Captain Adam Charlie Farley+