Ahoy shipmates, landlubbers and armchair sailors, welcome to the Captain’s Log for Voyage 09/23. A lovely, sunny afternoon welcomed the 24 Returnee Youth Crew Ambassadors who joined the ship from all over Australia, alongside HMAS Waterhen Naval Base in Waverton.
I welcomed our new shipmates onboard once again, then introduced my skilled and experienced staff crew for this voyage…
Co-Captain – Libby,
Sail Master – Tomo.
Navigator – Trev.
Boats Officer – Chucky.
Red Watch Leader – Christine.
White Watch Leader – Matty.
Blue Watch Leader – Sara.
Green Watch Leader – Hutchy.
Chef – Ash.
Engineers – Mick and Shaun.
Friends and family members then departed the ship and we cast off lines, slipping out into the harbour. Watch Leaders led ice breaker activities as the ship made it’s way under the bridge and into our anchorage position in Athol Bay, just off Taronga Zoo.
Here’s Ambassadors Carolyn and Tiarna to describe events of the evening:
Ahoy everyone, we have had a wonderful first night on board meeting our new crew of 24 returnee sailors. We had a beautiful sunset over Sydney Harbour followed by a delicious dinner of salmon, ravioli, chicken pastry parcels and cheesecake! We were lucky enough to go on a free vivid harbour cruise experience after dinner and loved looking at all the lights while getting to know each other. We are now at anchor, readying ourselves for a night of 1-hour anchor watches before an exciting day of climbing and sailing tomorrow! I think we all agree that it is amazing to have this opportunity to get back on board the ship and sail again. We are beyond excited.
Carolyn – shoutout to my family and friends!!
Tiarna – Hi Mum, Dad, Serafina and Isaac ! I am already having the best time, can’t wait to tell you all about it!!
Stay safe everyone. Until tomorrow night, Captain Adam Charlie Farley out+
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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