Hi Everyone,Call the hands was piped at 0630 this morning and once everyone was on deck preparations were quickly made to sail. At 0710 the anchor was weighed and YE sailed quietly away from her anchorage at Pioneer Bay. Once underway all three squares were set and under a moderate south westerly land breeze the ship quickly increased speed to 5kts. Following a later than normal breakfast, morning brief and cleaning stations everyone was again mustered on deck to hand in all sail as our planned anchorage was now only 1nm away. At 1115 Young Endeavour came safely to anchor in Zoe Bay, which is located on the eastern side of the picturesque Hinchinbrook Island. Once at anchor the Youth crew were ferried ashore were they undertook the 20 minute walk through the tropical rain forest up to Zoe Bay’s spectacular waterfall and lagoon were everyone marvelled at this fantastic views and enjoyed a swim in the cold but crystal clear water. By 1600 everyone was back onboard and once both boats had been recovered we weighed anchor and departed Zoe Bay. Once in open water the Youth Crew brought the ship under a full press of sail and we shaped a new course to the north. As we sailed up the east coast of Hinchinbrook Island we sighted numerous whales and witnessed a breathtaking sunset. At 1900 we rounded Cape Sandwich and shaped a new course for Missionary Bay, which was our planned anchorage for this evening. At 2030 we once again handed in all sail and came safely to anchor in Missionary Bay, which is located at the north western side of Hinchinbrook Island. Overnight the Youth Crew will remain in sea watches and complete the Apples and Onions exercise (communication exercise).Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain GavÂ Â
Currently at anchor in Missionary Bay and experiencing moderate 10-15kt SE winds with nil swell.
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