Day 11– Fare thee well shipmates
Well ladies and gentlemen, and gentle people, today is the final day of V08/23 and woooo-hoooo! what a fantastic voyage it’s been. We’ve had some great sailing, some great anchorages and some great experiences. If Youth Crew leave us today with just one thing they’ve learnt about themselves, then I’m a happy Captain. But I’ll put money on the fact that they’ve learnt a bunch.
Anyway, Youth Crew did one final happy hour this morning and then laid aloft as we weighed anchor from our Rose Bay anchorage. We then proceeded to sail through the most beautiful harbour in the world, before announcing our arrival by firing off a couple of shots from our cannon. With cannon bores clear and gun crews manning the yards, we signified our intention for a peaceful visit.
All fast alongside HMAS Waterhen at 1000, friends and family were invited onboard for a look around before we said our final farewells. I’ve had a fantastic voyage and I know my staff did too. Thanks to the persistence, resilience and adaptability of the youthies, because they are the ones who made it a success. Well done everyone!
Special thanks must also go to my amazing staff crew who did a sterling job throughout. Well, that’s it from me but like I said to the gang today, you may be leaving Young Endeavour but Young Endeavour will never leave you. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Yours Aye, Captain Adam Charlie Farley+