Captain's Log
6 February 2005

FIFTY NAUTICAL MILES DUE ESAT WILSON’S PROMONTORY

PAST 24 HOURSMOTOR SAILING TOWARDS WILSONS PROMONTORY DUE TO THE FRESHCONDITIONS. ALL YOUTH CREW ARE WORKING TOGETHER EXTREMELY WELL AND EACH WATCH HAS BEEN VERY PRODUCTIVE AND KEEPING YOUNG ENDEAVOUR ON TRACK.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSKATH FROM CANBERRA. GREAT TIME SO FAR, THE WEATHER HASN’T BEENEXCELLENT BUT IT HAS MADE FOR A MORE INTERESTING VOYAGE. GREAT FOOD HOWEVER AS PAT JUST DISCOVERED NO INTERNET, WITH SO MUCH TO DO THERE HASN’T BEEN A CHANCE TO MISS THINGS SUCH AS TV AND INTERNET. GOING UP AND OUT ON TO THE YARDS WAS A CHALLENGE BUT WELL WORTH THE EFFORT, THE VIEW OF SYDNEY HARBOUR FROM THE TOPSAIL WAS AMAZING AT SUNRISE. KRISTY FROM FOSTER, VICTORIA. HAVING A MAGNIFICENT TIME. MOTHERNATURE THREW GALEFORCE WINDS AT US LAST NIGHT, UP TO 40 KNOTS WITH TORRENTIAL RAIN. LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING HOME TO A BED THAT DOESN’T ROCK. JUST HAD OUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF WILSONS PROM.GEMMA FROM ADELAIDE. IT’S COLD AND WE’RE ALL SLIGHTLY MAD. DURING A BRIEF STOP OVER IN EDEN THE BOYS BOUGHT EVERYONE BANDANAS AND WE HAVE SINCE PROVEN THAT ANY THOUGHT OF SANITY WAS A PURE MISCONCEPTION AS WE’VE ALL GONE PIRATE CRAZY. I’VE SEEN MORE NICKNAMES CREATED ON THIS ONE TRIP THEN I DID MY ENTIRE SCHOOL LIFE. NOT TO MENTION SEEING BRAVADO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOREMAST, AND ANYTHING BUT ONCE YOU’RE UP TOP. ARRRRRRR.YOURS AYEBRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RANCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR

Latitude/Longitude: 39° 1' South / 147° 26' East

Conditions:

STRONG SW'LY BREEZE