Latitude: 
33° 34' South
Longitude: 
151° 15' East
Conditions: 
CHOPPY
PAST 24 HOURS
After finishing with a great sail into Broken Bay, our team of young adventurers had a well earned rest and a quality shore expedition. Ashore there was world series cricket, some enhanced their disc throwing capabilities (frisby), many games on the beach and much swimming. A great afternoon was had by all.

We returned on board and were welcomed with the smells of BBQ wofting
throughout the ship. Young Brodie had undergone an intensive apprenticeship under Horto and Jordo and was now ready to blossom into Head Barbequer for the evening. This gave Bec an opportunity have a break from her cooking duties and Brodie did a great job.

As the evening came and the sun set it was time for the world famous
three way talks to be conducted. A fantastic effort by all and everybody had a great time. Anchor watches overnight were quiet and we were awoken to yet another entertaining wakeup this morning. After a quick game of Knights, Mounts and Cavaliers it was another great breakfast - the day was off to a great start.

Our team is making the most of their opportunities and facing all challenges put before them. It is pleasing to see the evolution of these young Australians from 23 individuals into one tight team of sailors in a tall ship.

COMMENTS BY YOUTH CREW:
HELLO LANDLUBBERS. WHAT A FANTASTIC VOYAGE WE ARE HAVING. BY
YESTERDAY MORNING WE WERE ALMOST AT OUR DESTINATION - BROKEN BAY. ENTERING THE SHELTERED WATERS ALLOWED MOST YOUTH CREW (AND SOME STAFF) TO OVERCOME THEIR SEASICKNESS. THE TRYING TIMES OF THE NIGHT BEFORE MEANT EVERYONE WAS IN HIGH SPIRITS AT THE THOUGHT OF STEPPING FOOT ON LAND.

DURING THE AFTERNOON WE ALL HIT THE BEACH FOR SOME FUN AND GAMES WITH THE STAFFIES PROVING THAT THEY WILL NOT QUIT AT ANYTHING UN TIL THEY ARE ONE UP...EVEN IF THAT MEANS BENDING THE RULES. HOWEVER UNFAIR THIS MAY SEEM, IT HELPED THE YOUTH CREW TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM. A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AND EVERYONE WAS ENTHUSIASTIC TO FACE THE CHALLENGES THAT WAITED FOR US BACK ON BOARD.

IN THE EVENING WE WERE PUT TO THE TEST TO FIND OUT HOW WELL WE HAD GOTTEN TO KNOW EACH OTHER - THE END RESULT HAVING A VERY FINE LINE BETWEEN FACT AND FICTION YET ENSURING LOTS OF LAUGHS.

MANY APPRECIATED THE CALMER NIGHT AT ANCHOR, ALLOWING US TO SLEEP IN OUR BUNKS RATHER THAN UP ON DECK (WHERE WE SPENT THE PREVIOUS NIGHT AS IT'S EASIER TO THROW UP OVER THE SIDE OF THE SHIP...).

FOR SOME CRAZY REASON THE STAFFIES DECIDED THEY WOULD TRUST US TO KEEP WATCH OVER NIGHT - EVERYONE WAS EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW
RESPONSIBILITY. WE COMPLETED OUR GOALS SET OUT BY HIBBO (IE DON'T
LET THE SHIP CRASH INTO ANYTHING) AND THOSE WHO HAD NOT CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF THE MAST WERE ABLE TO TAKE ON THIS CHALLENGE. BY THE
MORNING WERE VERY PROUD OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND READY TO TAKE ON THE NEW DAY.

THIS MORNING WE ARE GOING TO HEAD BACK TO SYDEY HARBOUR FOR OUR FINAL NIGHT. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE TOMORROW IS OUR LAST DAY. ALL YOUTH CREW HAVE FACED SOME OF THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES OF THEIR LIVES AND HAVE COME THROUGH FEELING AWESOME ABOUT THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS - BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSCIALLY.

HI TO RICHARD AND MY FAMILY. JUANITA, SPUD AND MIKE - I HOPE THE
EXAMS ARE GOING WELL :-P

THANK YOU TO THE FANTASTIC STAFF FOR MAKING THIS SUCH AN ENJOYABLE ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.
ANGELA


NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
BELOW: Anything below the upperdecks of a ship is termed below.

YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR