Captain's Log
Mother Nature and her many wonders never ceases to surprise me with her beauty. The ocean and the clouds lend to a lot of imagination and one can see many colours and forms that tell the most sacred of secrets. The Kimberley coastline is ancient and I feel very lucky to be here. This one's for you Mum - see you in a few months
9 June 2001

Mother Nature’s Many Wonders

We were underway early this morning and sailed past the open cut mine on Cockatoo Island. In the distance we spied Dampier’s Monument, a large and impressive ‘lump’ which was apparently all the more conspicuous until the mid-19th century as it was adorned with a single tree on its peak. The island was one of those named by Philip Parker King in 1821, who the sound we are passing was subsequently named for. There are so many islands here that the early mariners simply numbered many of them and even on today’s nautical charts there are many unnamed islands in this archipelago.We then had a busy day of setting and furling sails, a demonstration of sailing from the anchorage, some practice of our safety procedures and an afternoon dip. Tomorrow we are planning to visit the Beagle Bay Pearl Farm, so the pearl lovers will be in paradise. Until tomorrow, we’re all at seaMatthew RoweYouth Crew Entry from Cristy Kilkeary, 23 from Gapuwiyak.Well where to start my rave – would most definitely have to begin with the staff crew, who do a fantastic” (Dion) job on this ship at keeping us all entertained. Karen is a superstar because not only does she cook the most “”fantastic”” food


especially Nan xoxoxoxoxoxxoPS Mick - BIG Paul and D say hello and Demtel are interested in marketing your new fitness machine. I have seen some quality photos and D says that there is some quality footage.... Mick you were obviously your alter ego on your voyage????????Youth Crew Entry from Darren McGilvray / 23 from Hervey Bay.Hi Naomi


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