Final Night Of Voyage 10/08
Ahoy Shipmates, At 0640 this morning YE weighed anchor, departed Horseshoe Bay and completed the 2 hour passage around to the Port of Townsville, were we berthed port side to Berth 9 at 0900. After sullage (garbage) was landed and stores embarked 23 guests from the Townsville Cancer Council and some Staff Crew guests were welcomed onboard. The lines were cast off at 1005 and the ship departed its berth and proceeded out into Cleveland Bay were engines were immediately shut down and the ship brought under sail. The weather on the bay was perfect and all of our guests enjoyed a memorable sail. Throughout the half day sail, the YC acted as perfect hosts, serving food, refreshments and entertaining our guests with a repertoire of their favourite YE songs. By 1230 it was time to hand in all sail and begin the passage back to our berth, arriving as planned at 1300. Once we had farewelled our guests, stores for the next voyage were embarked and preparations made for our departure. At 1350 we again departed our berth and conducted a short passage to our planned anchorage in Cleveland Bay. Once at anchor we conducted the last set of rope races followed by harbour furls. This evening we enjoyed our last ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½teak deckï¿½ï¿½ BBQ for this voyage followed by an entertaining ship’s concert. The rest of the evening will see the YC complete end of voyage questionnaires and ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½letters to themselvesï¿½ï¿½, which are returned to each YC member six months after voyage completion. Overnight all watches will enjoy their last anchor watch together before completing their voyage in Townsville at 1000 tomorrow.This has been another memorable voyage for YOUNG ENDEAVOUR . Until next voyage, take careYours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently at anchor in Cleveland Bay and experiencing light SE winds.
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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.
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