Ahoy Shipmates, Welcome to YOUNG ENDEAVOURS Voyage 13-08 from Gladstone to Brisbane. I returned on Sunday 3rd August to reassume command of the Ship following a well deserved holiday with my family on Hamilton Island. Many thanks to Captain Chris for taking such good care of YE in my absence and I am sure that the Youth Crew of Voyage 12-08 really enjoyed having Chris as their Captain for their voyage.Today’s voyage began with a welcome to the Youth Crew, family and friends at Berth 4 Auckland Wharf at the Port of Gladstone. Due to port security all guests were delivered to the ship by mini buses graciously provided by the Port of Gladstone. Following my welcome address our guests were farewelled and port security again looked after transporting our guests back to the main gates. Due to a moderate northerly and an ebbing tide keeping the ship hard against the berth I decided to delay our departure until tomorrow morning when the conditions will be more conducive for our departure. This delayed departure has not affected our training program and we have continued with everything as normal. Since joining the Youth Crew have conducted ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ice breakers’, ships tours, enjoyed a fantastic dinner cooked by Master Chef Chad and are now in the middle of completing their first climb of the foremast. Everyone has settled in really well and it already looks like this will be another great voyage. Anyway my services are now required up the mast so I had better sign-off.Until tomorrow, take careYours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently alongside at Auckland Wharf Gladstone and experiencing light northly winds with the occasional shower.