Latitude: 
12° 42' South
Longitude: 
141° 53'
Conditions: 
CO's Log Wednesday 30 May 01

Current situation at 1800: At anchor Embley River, Weipa. Wind sou'east at 10 knots. Temp 29C and muggy. Position 1242S, 14153E.
Wind conditions overnight required the YC to tack several times in order to get to Albatross Bay on time. They stuck to the task, took on the chin whatever came and persevered. As a result of that great attitude and terrific teamwork, Young Endeavour was sailed beautifully to an anchorage on time. With the Command Day complete only a few hours sleep between them, we got going 30 minutes later and entered the port of Weipa.

Our guests were a variety of children from local schools, some travelling for nearly 3 hours to be with us. We got going at 10am and spent the next three hours sailing in the glorious waters off the port. The YC were excellent hosts, ensuring our guests had a fun and safe time. We returned at 1pm and now we find ourselves at anchor in the mighty, croc-infested Embley River. No swimming stations tomorrow.

It's concert night tonight, and I hear there's some funny acts brewing. This evening will be the last for the voyage and on Thursday we will berth in Weipa. The YC fly out on the same plane that afternoon. A sea of yellow shirts may be having a good time on that flight.

Stay tuned

Andrew Davis