Captain's Log
13 October 2011

Day 10 – Port Jackson

Ahoy there everyone,A well deserved nights rest at anchor in Watsons Bay was had by all. I guarantee everyone onboard slept very soundly and for good reason, most were exhausted from Command Day. After the normal morning routine the Youth Crew were transferred ashore to conduct end of voyage discussions and enjoy the water and sand in Shark Bay. On return to the ship the anchor was weighed and a short transit was conducted to Athol Bay where the ship anchored in front of the Taronga Zoo with scenic views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Youth Crew then proceeded aloft and neatly placed harbour furls in each of the square sails before returning to the deck for a pizza night under the lights of the Sydney CBD. The evening commenced with a skit show and culminated with the Youth Crew presenting a slide show and poem capturing various memorable moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 10 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 Athol Bay early tomorrow morning for a final passage around Sydney Harbour with the Youth Crew manning the yards before returning for a scheduled 1000 final berthing and an emotional farewell to our young adventurers at Woolloomooloo Navy base. Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 17/11. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours. For the final time. Yours Aye Captain Damien


33° 50' South / 151° 14' East


2300 at anchor - weather scattered cloud, wind NNE 6 knots, swell nil, temperature 17 degrees, barometer 1022 hpa