ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS PAST 24 HOURS. THE SHIP CAME TO ANCHOR AT MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND -A MAGNIFICENT HAVEN IN THE CUMBERLAND GROUP. ON ARRIVAL ALL YOUTH CREW WERE TRANSFERED ASHORE IN THE RHIB FOR BEACHSPORTS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THIS ISLAND. AS AN EXTRA TREAT THE ISLAND’S CARETAKERS GAVE PERMISSION FOR YOUNG ENDEAVOUR TO ENJOY THEIR BBQ AND A FRAME HUT FACILITIES FOR THE EVENING’S BBQ AND THREE-WAY TALKS. THIS PROVIDED A VERY FITTING ENVIRONMENT AROUND A CAMPFIRE TO TALK ON BEHALF OF A FELLOW YOUTH CREW TO DEVELOP PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS AND GET TO KNOW FELLOW CREW MEMBERS. AN EVENINGBOAT TRANSFER COMPLETED A WONDERFUL DAY ASHORE. OVERNIGHT ALL YOUTH CREW MAINTAINED HOURLY ANCHOR WATCH TRICKS IN GROUPS OF THREE TO ALLOW AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A GRAND NIGHT’S REST. DURING THE MORNING THESHIP DEPARTED THE ANCHORAGE AND SET ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS NOW BOUND FOR GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND. THOSE WHO WERE SEA SICK ARE FEELING VERY MUCH BETTER.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSCALEB, MACKAY. I LIKE THE WAY THAT THERE IS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. ALSO THE WAY THAT THE SHIP IS RUN FROM NORMAL CONVENTIONAL WAYS.RYAN, MELBOURNE. TODAY SO FAR HAS BEEN GREAT. THE YOUTH CREW SPEW-O-METRE HAS REMAINED AT ZERO SINCE WE ANCHORED YESTERDAY, THANKS PARTICULARLY TO A DAY ON THE BEACH AND A GOOD (LESS TURBULENT) SLEEP.THIS MEANS EVERYONE FROM ALL THE WATCHES HAS BEEN ABLE TO TEAM TOGETHER AND GET FULLY INVOLVED.TARA, QUEANBEYAN. I’M SLOWLY GETTING OVER SOME OF MY FEARS. FIRST DAY WE GOT RIGHT INTO THINGS, WE CLIMBED ALOFT TWICE, THE SECOND DAY MOST OF THE YOUTH CREW WERE SICK, AND THE SAME FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THETHIRD DAY, TILL WE ANCHORED AND SPENT THE REST OF THE DAY AT THE BEACH, THAT WAS AWESOME. TODAY HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD SO FAR, WITH EVERYONE FEELING WELL. TILL NEXT TIME.YOURS AYE,BRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDERCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
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STS Young Endeavour is, by the definition and origin of her name, about Aussie youths trying hard to achieve something difficult. This voyage certainly provided that... and then some. A challenging experience from all angles and areas. Yet the Youth Crew prevailed and found success. They should therefore be justifiably proud of themselves for persevering, seeing the silver lining and never wavering in their mission to have a great adventure. I am very proud of all of them and I'm sure you are too!
9 Days ago 23 Youth Crew from all over Australia, came together to sail this vessel, have fun and challenge themselves. They have not only done that, but have faced and overcome fears, and learnt a lot about themselves and each other.
They leave with new skills, improved persistence, resilience and adaptability, as well as generally knowing they are more capable than what they probably thought. And of course, having made great new friends - most probably, friends for life. It never gets old for us staff members, as we truly love our work.
Fair winds and following seas.
Captain Adam Charlie Farley+