Latitude: 
20° 13' South
Longitude: 
148° 45' East
Conditions: 
2200 at anchor - Weather overcast heavy showers, Wind SW 8 knots, Swell nil. Temperature 23 degrees, Barometer 1017 hpa
Ahoy there everyone,
A well deserved nights rest at anchor was had by all. I guarantee everyone onboard slept very soundly and for good reason, most were exhausted from Command Day. All hands were up on deck at 0630 for another overcast sunrise. After morning brief the Youth Crew were transferred ashore for a sports morning and swim on Whitehaven Beach before returning to the ship for lunch.

On completion of lunch the ship weighed anchor and motor sailed through the Whitsunday Islands as the Youth Crew proceeded aloft and furled the sails for one last time in the pouring rain. The ship then anchored five miles south of Airlie Beach for the final night of the voyage.

The evening culminated with the Youth Crew presenting a poem and slide show, capturing various selected moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 10 days and their amazing once in a life time journey. The remainder of the evening was spent completing end of voyage questionnaires and letters to themselves, which are returned to each Youth Crew member six months after voyage completion.

The ship will weigh anchor tomorrow morning for a final passage to Abel Point Marina where we will climb aloft and man the yards with our accomplished young adventurers for a 1000 final berthing alongside for an emotional farewell to the Youth Crew.

Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 07/11. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

���Carpe Diem'

Yours aye

Captain Damien