Latitude: 
1° 1' South
Longitude: 
1° 1' East
Conditions: 
GREAT
Yesterday I left you with us at anchor offf Keswick Island. On completion of sail setting drills we weighed anchor and with a following breeze, headed out into the Whitsunday Islands. After a busy night that involved a bit of sail handling for each watch and a 2230 tack, we awoke to an overcast day in paradise. This cloud soon dissapeared as the morning wore on and at 0830, we anchored off Whitehaven Beach on the Western side of Whitsunday Island.

This mornings activities included a lively happy hour of cleaning the ship, rope races round 1 and then of course the boat ride to what is often quoted as being the best beach in Australia. After a BBQ lunch ashore, all Youth Crew were allowed free time to explore or just sit on the beach and soak up the sunny weather.

Ian Hibbard
LEUT, RAN
Captain V10/06