Ahoy there landlubbers, armchair sailors, and of course, our new shipmates!
Welcome to the Captain’s Log for Voyage 13/23!
The Youth Crew of Voyage 13/23 joined us in the sunny tropics today (only Cairns forgot to turn the sun on!). Lucky the rain wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of our new sea pups and their family and friends who joined us on board to say farewell. After stashing their kit below decks everyone huddled together under the awning so I could welcome them on board and introduce my talented staff crew.
For this voyage I’m joined by: Sail Master – Dion, Navigator – Seb, Watch Officer – Tomo, Assistant Watch Officer – Charlotte, Red Watch Leader – Chucky, White Watch Leader – Theresa, Blue Watch Leader – Sara, Engineers – Shaun and Wal, and the most important person on board…. Chef – Ash!
I could see our newest shipmates were excited to get going so it was time to cast of the bow lines and leave Cairns behind. As we sailed off into the sunset, the Watch Leaders took charge for some ice breakers and ships tours before we experienced our first delicious meal with Chef Ash.
As we continued our transit out of Cairns we heard about Safety from Theresa, Engineering with Shaun and staying healthy on board with Ash, our Medical Care Provider.
By the time they were done, more than one Youthie was glad as we motored into the lee of Fitzroy Island and went to anchor. With most of the roll gone it was safe to assemble in the Café to hear the Captain’s Brief as well as some words of wisdom about communal living and life on board with Sail Master Dion.
But the day wasn’t over yet! We then broke into our Watches again to work out our goals for the voyage for ourselves and our watch.
Finally, it was time to shower and head to bed. With the Staffies keeping the ship safe overnight we can settle in for a full night’s sleep before another big day ahead!
Good night and stay safe new friends! Captain Libby+
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible… pretty soon you’re doing the impossible.” – St Francis of Assisi
Rainy, Wind SE 15-20Kts, Swell SE 1.2m
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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