Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day four, overnight the ship continued alternating between sailing and motor sailing as the winds abated and strengthened sporadically. As the ship continued to close the coast the morning commenced with an interesting wakey wakey song composed by Blue Watch, arousing all from their slumber to breakfast and up on deck to witness passing under the cliffs of Point Perpendicular before entering the relative shelter of Jervis Bay.
Once inside the confines of the bay a Man Overboard exercise was successfully conducted recovering the ships life ring in good time. The ship then proceeded to a sheltered anchorage in the northern reaches of the bay adjacent Honeymoon Bay in the Montague Roadstead. Here we quickly drew an inquisitive crowd of pleasure craft.
After a sumptuous lunch all Youth Crew were transferred ashore to stretch their legs, hug a tree and enjoy the surrounding crystal clear waters. On return to the ship the next round of rope races was conducted. This was followed by a teak deck BBQ cooked and consumed on the upper deck whilst the sun set on the surrounding hinterland. Next a three way talk activity was conducted; this enabled each Youth Crew member to gather a significant amount of personal information about two of their appointed shipmates during the afternoon; and then present this to the remainder of the crew in the third person developing confidence, interpersonal skills and public speaking.
After this activity the Youth Crew settled into anchor watches for the night. Each are displaying commendable resilience and stamina whilst maintaining enthusiasm and a fantastic sense of humour. The intention is to remain within Jervis Bay for the majority of the day sailing in the calmer waters practising and developing sail and team work.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.