After an afternoon of sailing and rotational tacks yesterday it was time to test the watches out with the 'Bear ex' in the watches overnight.
After a failed rain dance to make the rain go away, it was all ashore to Zoe Bay on the southern end of Hinchenbrook Island yesterday afternoon.
After another hard night at sea last night with only 3 tacks, we awoke to more liquid sunshine this morning!
Wow, what a night! After rounding Cape Graften late yesterday afternoon, we turned the ships head south.
Voyage 11/06 commenced at 1600 alongside HMAS CAIRNS Navy Base. After saying good bye to family and friends we departed the wharf to anchor in Cairns rivulette over night.
MICK - YOUTH CREW CAPTAIN

Sailing Young Endeavour from Dunk Island to Cairns would seem a
difficult task with no staff input. This was not our biggest
After a relaxing swim and some beach sports opposite the Dunk Island
resort it was time to move to our own private island for a BBQ dinner
The serenity of yesterday morning continued through out the day and into the evening.
With winds abated to 10-15kts, Young Endeavour continued a slow passage north, averaging 4-5kts. Over night Youth Crew conducted the bear ex.