Captain's Log Thursday 8 December 2005.
I am writing this from beautiful Refuge Cove on the eastern coast of
Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, where we came to anchor a short while
The last day and a half have been very busy with the Youth Crew
settling in to the ship's routine, and "learning the ropes". After
spending Tuesday night at anchor off Brighton, the ship departed the
famous "Rip" at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay late yesterday.
After an exhilarating overninght sail in up to 35 knot winds, we have
arrived at refuge Cove.
Youth Crew activities have been very tiring with the weather
providing an additional challenge. Many of the Youth Crew have been
seasick while getting their sea legs, but are about to enjoy the best
known cure - sit under a gum tree!
Today we will have a run ashore and sports on the beach,
followed by our first climb, which had to be delayed due to
strong winds on Port Phillip Bay. Tomorrow morning we will sail for
Deal Island where we hope to recover an old shipmate - "Gilbert" the
rugby ball, who was accidentally left behind on voyage 16/05.
The ship is full of the smell of a great lunch, so Bye for now,
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR