17° 40' South
146° 10' East

2200 at anchor - weather scattered cloud, wind SE 5 knots, swell SE 0.5 metre, temperature 21 degrees, barometer 1020 hpa

Ahoy there everyone,

Welcome to day six, overnight the ship remained at anchor in Brammo Bay, Dunk Island. With a 0700 wakey wakey by Sail Master Paul roused all crew for an Early Morning Activity prior to a second opportunity to take a plunge exiting the ship from either the rope swing or bow sprit.

After cleaning the ship focussing on scrubbing the decks the ship weighed anchor and commenced sailing north under two squares. With lunch completed I assessed each watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails without their staff Watch Leaders to ensure that they were ready to control the ship when they assume command tomorrow. With great satisfaction each watch successfully achieved the required standard and celebrated with a packet of Tim Tams.

The ship then conducted a wear and proceeded to anchor in the lee of Kent Island at mid afternoon. The evening’s teak deck BBQ dinner was cooked by Navigator Tim, this was consumed on the upper decks as the sun slowly set over Whitsunday Island. The Youth Crew then deliberated and elected their team to replace the staff crew members in their roles under the direction of Youth Captain Aidan for 24 hours commencing at 1300, 17th June 12.

With another very busy day drawing to a close, the Youth Crew have settled down for the night, hopefully achieving a good night’s rest in anticipation and preparation for tomorrow’s commencement of Command Day.

Our last seven days at sea had seen significant developments in the overall journey of our young adventurers. They have progressed enormously both individually and collectively as the voyage continues to gain momentum. Command Day approaches with great anticipation for all. The intention is remain at anchor prior to weighing the following afternoon for the adventure and challenge that is Young Endeavour.

Until tomorrow evening when you will read the exploits of the ship from Captain Aidan, take care.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien