Day 10 – Williamstown
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 ship weighed anchor at 1130 departing Mornington, and made best speed across Port Phillip Bay to Williamstown with fore and aft sails set on a broad reach port tack. Along the way the sails were harbour furled while the submarine HMAS COLLINS passed close by as she exited the Port of Melbourne. At 1600 the ship berthed alongside Workshop Jetty, Williamstown. Once safely secure the Youth Crew then conducted end of voyage talks while the Captain cooked a ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½teak deck BBQ’ for dinner. After consuming our BBQ on the upper decks the Youth Crew presented a poem and slide show capturing various selected 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 rest of the evening was spent with the Youth Crew completing end of voyage questionnaires and ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½letters to themselvesï¿½ï¿½, which are returned to each Youth Crew member six months after voyage completion. The ship will remain alongside overnight where tomorrow morning we will climb aloft and man the yards with our accomplished young adventurers for a 1000 final farewell to the Youth Crew of Voyage 18/10. It has been a magnificent journey and one not to be forgotten. The ship will remain in Williamstown until Wednesday 10th November 2010 when she will embark the next Youth Crew for Voyage 19/10, Williamstown to Adelaide. Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 18/10. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours. Carpe DiemYours ayeCaptain Damien
2359 alongside Williamstown - Weather Overcast, Wind SE 13 knots, Swell nil, Temperature 10 degrees, Barometer 1021.