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+
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike