Tuesdays are big days on Young Endeavour and we got going with some sailing and safety drills.
This voyage commenced in Townsville and will see us sail to the north to arrive in Cairns in 10 days time. Our new crew arrived this afternoon and we got underway and cleared the port.
This morning we departed the anchorage after a late night for most. The concert last night was most amusing and the night in the anchorage most enjoyable.
This morning at 0554 Captain Rob and his team successfully sailed the ship into their planned anchorage - just in the nick of time.
This morning at 0600 23 year old Robert Heavener from Coogee in NSW took command as Captain.

So much for plain sailing last night.
We made very good ground to the N overnight so this morning we anchored in the lee of Cape Upstart for a few hours to conduct some activities on deck.
Arose to a wonderful Nara Inlet morning of swimming and snorkeling on a low coral reef before heading off into the Whitsunday Passage again for our last time.
The winds were again kind to us overnight so we sailed up the E coast of Hook Is across into the Cumberland Channel and down the main Whitsunday Passage to arise to a wonderful Whitsunday morning.
We had another great night at sea last night with a light SE breeze to help us along. This meant that we sailed into the Whitehaven anchorage mid-morning.