Captain's Log
28 January 2014

Day 7

Ahoy. So overnight it was quite a struggle to make ground to the north and I didn’t think we were going to make it, but by sunrise things were looking ok. However, instead of Broken Bay, we now be headed for Botany Bay. Which is Hunky-Dory, cos us sailors always remain flexible, but not limp! We continued to beat up the coast. On the way we had our daily Morning Brief (Paul told us the plan. Salty told us about the origin of the word ‘Heads’ (look it up). And I dropped another gold nugget *see below). We gave her a good old sweep fore and aft during Happy Hour and then each watch had to demonstrate their skills during the ‘Captain’s Setting and Furling Challenge’. A pre-requisite to Command Day (tomorrow), Youth Crew are required to set and furl various sails without their Watch Leader present. That is, they have to prove to me that they are safe, competent and independent. They proved correctly. Man, this Youth Crew knows their ropes! Around lunch time we could see a Stonehenge-like (Sam’s words) construction on the horizon… SYDNEY HO! This gave us renewed hope, we no longer thought we would see out our days on the high seas. And indeed we did not, as we entered Botany Bay around 1600 and came to anchor in Congwong Bay (adjacent La Perouse). Chris, Sam and Olly cooked up a ripper barbie and there was much relaxing on deck. Lovely spot this, with Bare Island on our Port side and lovely beaches ahead and to STBD. Anyway, with the dishes done, the Youth Crew was ready for the Command Day Brief. On completion they conducted Command Day Elections. Elected positions for Command Day are as follows: Captain – Olie Sail Master – Blake Navigator – Celina Watch Officers – Courtney, Conrad and Henry Watch Leaders – Chris, Sophie and Daniel Chefs – Sam, Jacqui and Wes. Command Day commences at 1300 tomorrow (Wed). Stay tuned. Captain Adam out+ *Gold nugget: “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou Youthie Blog: Love and miss you Rebecca and Brown Family!! Happy 21st Maddie  Happy anniversary for the 22nd Tahnee! Don’t miss me too much. – Henry Your salty sea blossom (Sophie-loo) is sailing like a pro! Love to you all, special shout out to my new nephew Jed! Special shout out from Celina to the best mum! Happy birthday, whilst I’m sailing a tall ship on the oceans! Xxx Hey fam bam having a fab time! Missing you. Nana Shout to the fam from Lucy, having a great time miss you xxxx Hi Ma, Pa, Loz and Maxie! Haven’t washed my hair in six days, woo! Love Sammy xx Hey Mum, Dad and Belle! Having an absolute ball. Miss you, love you, see you soon xxx – Courtney I hope you’ve all been looking after my gerbera! Love from Jazzie xxx Shout out to DonZ, the sisters and the rest of the family and of course Taytay. See you all soon! Love ya’s! Sup guys its blake, I want to give a quick shout out to my family and to Priya, love you and missing you heaps!!!


33° 59' South / 151° 14' East


Wind: 020 @ 15 knots. Swell: Nil. Temp: 20