Captain's Log
17 March 2011

Hug a tree …

Evening everyone,We anchored at Coffs Harbour at 0725 am this morning and after a quick morning brief we enjoyed opportunity for a swim ��� yeah! Swinging from the monkey rope or diving off the bow sprit, it was a good dip in the ���pool’ and a refreshing start to the day. A quick clean-up and a light lunch and we were away inshore to explore the local Coffs Harbour area and have a bit of fun away from the Ship ��� a chance to hug a tree and have that solid terra-firma feeling again. Haven’t heard from the Youth Crew yet but I wonder if the sea legs were a bit wobbly not being used to land now.As I type the evening showers have set-in somewhat disrupting our idyllic desires for a barbeque on deck. But Adrian our chef has adapted and overcome so shortly we will be enjoying another great feast. The Youth Crew are busy preparing for their three-way talks ��� nine trios are formed, a member from each of the three watches in each trio. Tonight each person will get to speak in front of us all and assume the name and life of one of the other people in the trio. A get-to know-you activity and a great chance to develop some public speaking, with a little bit of humour no doubt!Intend remaining at anchor overnight with the Youth Crew keeping watches before again setting sail tomorrow morning.Until then ��_ take care,YakVoyage Captain


30° 18' South / 153° 9' East


Occassional showers, relative humidity is high but the northerly breeze is starting to fill so I expect a cooler night tonight. Light easterly swell with temperature at 28 degrees C.