Latitude: 
33° 52' South
Longitude: 
151° 16' East
Conditions: 
At anchor in Rose Bay. Wind: Sou'East at 5 knots, Cloud:8/8, Temp:12c.
Situation at 20:00-

It was a very quiet night at anchor last night as all hands enjoyed the chance for shortened watches and extra sleep.

At 06:30 wakey wakey was piped and a very special early morning activity took place. This was the \Rust Scrub\". All hands
turned to with green scrubbers and cleaned the bulwarks and the coach houses. In no time at all the upperdecks looked much better and everyone was off to breakfast and showers. At 09:00 a special group arrived onboard. A team from the \"Big Arvo\" led by presenter Anna Choy spent the day meeting with the Youth Crew and filming the different activities. Anna had been dared by one of her fans to climb to the top of the foremast, and after some training, she was off and running. White Watch Leader Shez showed her the ropes as she climbed
to the T'Gallant yard.

After lunch we weighed anchor and commenced a sailing tour of Sydney Harbour. The TV crew conducted interviews with the Youth
Crew and filmed thre Ship under sail as we passed the Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge. At 14:30 we arrived back at anchor in Rose Bay and said farewell to the TV crew.

The Ship's concert has just completed and as usual it was full of talent and imagination. Each watch, as well as the Staff Crew, produced and performed an origional act having something to do with the voyage. The Salty Sea Dog rounded out the concert with her description of the nautical saying \"Two...Six...Heave!! This involved
tropical fruit, Vikings and sparklers. Well done Peter, you are a man of high calibre.

This will be the final Captain's Log for Voyage 16/03, and also the final one for the next four months. Next week YOUNG ENDEAVOUR will commence an extended refit that will include extensive renovations to the living spaces as well as major engineering
improvements. The refit is an important milestone in the Ship's life, as this will ensure she is ready materially for the rigours of the next several years worth of voyaging.

Tomorrow, the families and friends of the Staff Crew will be the guests that will join us for the end-of-voyage half-day sail. YOUNG ENDEAVOUR has spent six weeks in her home port of Sydney since January 1st, and the half-day sail is an opportunity for us to
show off our Ship to the people who patiently endure our absences away at sea. Their support and understanding makes it possible for the Staff Crew to dedicate themselves to the important job of youth
development training, and is in no small way responsible for the enviable reputation that the Ship enjoys within the sail training
community.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: During the voyage Chef Stony has cooked 29 hot meals, usually with at least three main choices and a
vegetarian option. During the voyage the Ship's Company consumned the following: 250 kg of meat, 30 kg of seafood, 60 kg of poultry, 120 litres of milk, 30 loaves of bread, 25 kg of mix for fresh bread, 60
kg of fresh fruit, 90 kg of fresh vegetables, 400 kg of dry goods, and 15000 litres of ice cream (just joking....15 litres actually).

Thought of the Day: It's not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out where the strong man stumbles or where the doer of
great deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. And who, while daring greatly, spends himself in a worthy cause so that his place may never be amongst those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt


Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN

Hi everybody, It's Alex from the mighty Bellmount Forest. Our adventures at sea are slowly winding down in the magnificent Sydney
harbour. Everybody is feeling a little sad, very tired and missing home. We sailed under the harbour bridge and got 'run over' by a
train. Thats all from me.

Alex

P.S Sophie wants to say hi to everybody at home.

Hi People
It's me Courtenay. I thought I should leave a mark on where I have been, and in case anyone was checking, yes I am thinking of you.I had an awsome time on the ship and all is safe and well except I believe I have just caught the cold that is going around the ship at the moment. The weather here in Sydney is well typical Sydney. Well I can't wait to see everyone when I get home but I guarntee you that there will be tears shed when I depart the ship tomorrow when you are
on here it is like having 29 extra members of a family it's great. Well I suppose I better be off but I will talk to you tomorrow.
Love always Courtenay."