Captain's Log
1 August 2011

Day 6 – Tasman Sea

Ahoy there everyone, Overnight Young Endeavour remained at anchor in the lee of picturesque Bryans Beach located on the southern tip of the Freycinet Peninsula. During the night the ship remained in sea watches and conducted a teamwork and leadership exercise by completing an unfamiliar team orientated task without instruction in a limited time, needless to say each of the watches acquitted themselves well and explored various methods of communication, leadership and teamwork even when the ship was overcome with a swarm of flying ants.At 0700 the ship weighed anchor and exited Great Oyster Bay, returning to the Tasman Sea via Schouten Passage. Once out of the lee of the peninsula and into open ocean the wind increased to 35 knots from the north with a 2.5 metre swell. This provided an uncomfortable swell which remained for the rest of the day. The Youth Crew remained engaged in sailing the ship but when not on watch retired to their beds; both lunch and dinner were very quiet affairs.A 20 knot southerly change occurred at 2000 and square sails were set as the ship continued along the Tasmanian east coast with the intention of rounding the north east tip via Banks Strait and into Bass Strait tomorrow morning. Until tomorrow evening.Yours ayeCaptain Damien


41° 29' South / 148° 31' East


2300 at sea - Weather cloudy, Wind S 6 knots, Swell NE 1.0 metre, Temperature 18 degrees, Barometer 1010 hpa