Captain's Log
15 May 2008

Lady Musgrave Island

Ahoy Shipmates, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR came to anchor off Lady Musgrave Island at 0900 this morning after another perfect nights sailing. The conditions were ideal for the boat transfer ashore and the picturesque lagoon provided everyone with the opportunity to snorkel with an abundance of marine life, including turtles and explore the fringing reef. The time ashore also provided the Watch Leaders the opportunity to sit down with their respective watches and complete mid-voyage talks. By late afternoon we had ferried everyone back onboard in time to enjoy a five star ���teak deck�� BBQ prepared by the Chef, Engineer and YC helpers. On completion of this gastronomical feast it was straight into a communication exercise (COMMSEX) followed by the legendary movie ���Around Cape Horn�� (complete with freshly cooked popcorn). At 2030 it was all hands on deck to commence preparations for our departure, and at 2100 we weighed anchor and departed Lady Musgrave Island. On reaching clear water the YC set fore and aft sails as YE shaped course to the south east and our next anchorage at Platypus Bay, which is located on the western side of Fraser Island.A very contented but weary Youth Crew have now settled into their watches for the night.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


23° 55' South / 152° 22' East


Currently motorsailing under fore & aft sails and experiencing moderate south easterly winds with a 1.5m swell.