24° 8' South
151° 53' East
Wind - light SE'LY, conditions calm and warm
Ahoy Me Hearties,

What a difference a day makes! We went to anchor at 1770 during the afternoon yesterday, after which Brad gave his amazing rules of the road a t sea lecture. The \pool\" was then opened with soem of the braver souls going for a swim.

During the evening we had a teak beach BBQ, and then a very entertaining session of three way talks, where we got to find out more about each other. Then it was to bed for a good night's sleep, with short anchor watches.

This morning began at 0630 with PT, followed by brekky, and colours/morning brief. This morning's amazing \"that's just Wong\" was an impressive card trick, which slayed 'em in the ailes.

At 0910 we were joined by the pink LARC V from 1770 eco-tours, which took the team ashore and showed them the sights (see photo). After lunch we will be putting to sea for the short overnight sail to Lady Musgrave Island, at the southern end of the Gt Barrier Reef.

All onboard are going well, with the teamwork and spirit building very well indeed!

Until tomorrow, shipmates,

Yours Aye,


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"