Ahoy Shipmates,Morning brief this morning found YOUNG ENDEAVOUR 7nm to the north east of Twofold Bay. Rather than commence the morning with cleaning stations it was decided to go straight into a set of rotational tacks so that this activity could be completed prior to proceeding to anchor in Twofold Bay. On completion of the last tack I initiated a Man Overboard Exercise (MOBEX), which besides providing valuable training for the Staff Crew, it also gives the YC an appreciation of the quick response required by all crew to quickly hand in all sail, manoeuvre the ship and recover a person from the water. Once this exercise was complete we entered Twofold Bay coming safely to anchor in Snug Cove (which is located just of the township of Eden) at 1115. Following a quick set of rope races the YC were ferried ashore with their respective Watch Leaders for a tour of the Eden Whale Museum, which the curator generously provides to the crew of YE free of charge. On completion of this tour the YC were released on the township of Eden, were they took the opportunity to have a ‘fast food fix’ and enjoy a good leg stretch. Everyone was back onboard by 1700 and due to the southerly change the anchor was weighed and we transited the short distance to Nullicar Bay, which provides a good sheltered anchorage in southerly conditions. That evening at anchor we enjoyed a “Teak Deck BBQ” which was followed by a humorous and entertaining session of three way talks. To finish of the evening the navigator gave a quick presentation on anchor watches before everyone turned in for a good nights rest.Tomorrow will see us depart Twofold Bay and continue our journey south.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain GavÂ
Currently at anchor in Nullicar Bay (Eden) and experiencing moderate SW winds with .5m swell.
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