Captain's Log
6 May 2012

The final night….

Carpe diem quam minimum credula posteroHoraceAhoy there everyone, A well deserved nights rest at anchor was had by all. I guarantee everyone onboard slept very soundly and for good reason, most were exhausted from Command Day. The ship weighed anchor at 0800 and conducted a short transit from False Cape to berth at Marlin Marina, Cairns. At 0930 we embarked 33 guests the majority of whom were associated with the ARC Disability Group. Our guests were hosted by the Youth Crew for a three hour sail outside of Cairns in fine sailing conditions before the ship returned back alongside Marlin Marina to farewell our guests. The Youth Crew then conducted end of voyage talks, the penultimate round of rope races before climbing aloft and placing neat harbour furls in all three square sails. The ship remained alongside overnight due to the weather making a departure rather difficult. After a fantastic pizza night the evening culminated with the Youth Crew presenting a slide show and poem, capturing various memorable moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 10 days and their amazing once in a life time journey. The remainder of the evening was spent completing end of voyage questionnaires and letters to themselves, which are returned to each Youth Crew member six months after voyage completion. The ship will depart the marina early tomorrow morning for a final passage out to sea so that the Youth Crew can man the yards before returning for a scheduled 1000 final berthing and farewell to our young adventurers. Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 09/12, wish them all the best for their future endeavours. For the final time. Yours Aye CAPT Matt


16° 55' South / 145° 47' East


wind SE 10-15kts Swell Nill Temp 20Degrees