Captain's Log
5 May 2012

Day 5 – Goldsmith Island

Ahoy there everyone,Welcome to day five, overnight the ship sailed through the southern Whitsunday Islands as each of the Youth Crew watches successfully completed a challenging teamwork activity. At mid morning all sail was handed in and the ship anchored in the lee of Goldsmith Island. After lunch the Crew proceeded ashore to stretch their legs and hug a tree, whilst ashore each watch conducted mid voyage talks evaluating the voyage to the mid point, then reset goals and priorities for the remainder of the voyage. The opportunity to take a swim or snorkel was taken before returning to the ship. Once back onboard round three of ‘rope races’ was conducted prior to a teak deck BBQ cooked by the Captain. This was eagerly consumed as the sun set over the Whitsunday Islands With satisfied appetites the Youth Crew attended a presentation by Watch Officer Ian detailing the maritime Rules of the Road, an important component of safely navigating the ship to avoid colliding with other vessels or running aground by correctly identifying various lights, shapes and navigation markers. The Youth Crew have now settled into anchor watches overnight, with the intention to weigh anchor early tomorrow morning and continue sailing North on the adventure that is Young Endeavour. Until tomorrow evening, take care. Yours Aye Captain Damien


20° 40' South / 149° 8' East


2300 at anchor - weather bueatiful, wind SE 5 knots, swell calm, temperature 24 degrees, barometer 1017 hpa