Day 10 – Penultimatum
Ahoy dear readers. Anchored in Athol Bay, Port Jackson this evening as I write this, the penultimate log of our fantastic voyage and I must say, it has been a wonderful adventure. Ships staff have completed all post voyage administration, including voyage debrief and a safety team meeting, and now the youth crew are all but in bedâ€¦ Iâ€™m about to shift into pjâ€™s myself and get some much needed (albeit unobtainable) beauty sleep lol, but let me just recap our day for youâ€¦ So, we woke our bodies then our chakras with a spot of “Yoga by TJ” at 0630, followed by breaky, morning brief, cleaning stations, then we conducted a final set of rope races before youthies lay aloft for the last time to harbour-furl the squares. We need to look fabulous for our final farewell tomorrow and fabulous we do look indeed (note to self – get Dan to wash all the vomit off the side of the ship in the morning). Then after lunch our youthies teamed up with their watch leaders for a final talk to debrief the voyage, and provide us with some feedback, then off to the beach they went. Meanwhile, Keely whipped up some belissimo pizzas which were devoured on the return of youth crew. To round out the day we had a ships concert, with all watches and the staff, performing skits for our entertainment. Then a final recapping of the voyage in the form of a photographic slide show, and in poem as Youthie Andrew recited an original, inspired by the voyage. Well, thatâ€™s that. This is the final night onboard YE for V14/21. 10 Days ago 17 youth crew from places various, came together to sail this vessel, have fun and challenge themselves. They have not only done that, but have faced and overcome fears and learnt a lot about themselves and each other along the way. Tomorrow they will leave with new skills, improved persistence, resilience and adaptability, as well as generally knowing they are more capable than what they probably thought. And of course, having made great new friends – most probably, friends for life. It never gets old for us staff members, as we truly love our work. Yours Aye, Captain Adam Charlie Farley+
Wind: NE @ 10kts. Temp: 18. Weather: Wet.