Captain's Log
10 May 2009

Trimouille Island

Hi Everyone, The Crew of Young Endeavour awoke to a warm and sunny day this morning. Following an Early Morning Activity (EMA) and breakfast they were given a short brief on boat safety then ferried ashore to the white sands of Vodka Beach, which is located on the eastern side of Trimouille Island. Once ashore everyone was given the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear water, play beach sports and explore a predominately uninhabited island which is home to a vast array of marine and wildlife, including Loggerhead Turtles and Ospreys. The amazing thing about Trimouille Island was that it was used for nuclear testing back in 1959 and now as with the rest of the Montebello Islands is a marine national park. After a very enjoyable morning everyone returned onboard for lunch, which on this occasion was served on deck. At 1330 the anchor was weighed and Young Endeavour departed Trimouille Island, initially heading north until we had rounded the northern point of the Island then shaping a new course to the west, which again put us in open water. Late that afternoon I conducted my Command Day brief which was followed by Command Day elections. Overnight the Youth Crew will complete the ���BEAREX�� (initiative, communication & teambuilding exercise) while the ship continues to make ground towards Exmouth Gulf.Tomorrow at 1000 I will hand the Ship over to the Youth Crew of Voyage 14-09 who will have Command of Young Endeavour for a 24 hour period, I am sure they will find this both a challenging and rewarding experience. Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


20° 27' South / 114° 54' East


Currently located 35nm to the west of Trmouille Island and experiencing moderate - strong SW winds with a 2m swell.