Captain's Log
26 March 2012


Ahoy there everyone, Welcome to day four, overnight the ship continued alternating between sailing and motor sailing as the winds abated and strengthened sporadically. As the ship continued to close the coast the morning commenced with an inspiring wakey wakey song composed by Red Watch, arousing all from their slumber to breakfast and up on deck to witness closing South West Rocks and Trial Bay.Once inside the confines of the bay a Man Overboard exercise was successfully conducted recovering the ships life ring in good time. The ship then proceeded to a sheltered anchorage adjacent the Arakoon Conservation Area and the Trail Bay Gaol.After a sumptuous lunch all Youth Crew were transferred ashore to stretch their legs, visit the historic Trial Bay Gaol, hug a tree and enjoy the surrounding crystal clear waters. On return to the ship the next round of rope races was conducted. This was followed by a teak deck BBQ cooked and consumed on the upper deck whilst the sun set on the surrounding hinterland. Next a three way talk activity was conducted; this enabled each Youth Crew member to gather a significant amount of personal information about two of their appointed shipmates during the afternoon; and then present this to the remainder of the crew in the third person developing confidence, interpersonal skills and public speaking.After this activity the Youth Crew settled into anchor watches for the night. Each is displaying commendable resilience and stamina whilst maintaining enthusiasm and a fantastic sense of humour. The intention is to remain at anchor overnight in Trial Bay before re-commencing our passage north tomorrow morning.Until tomorrow evening, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Damien


30°52's / 153°3'e


2300 at anchor - weather scattered cloud, swell nil, wind SE 5 knots, temperature 20 degrees, barometer 1023 hpa