Latitude: 
31° 41' South
Longitude: 
155° 41' East
Conditions: 
Up to 35 Knot Winds
NOON POSITION
Captain's Log Thursday 8 December 2005.

Hi everyone,

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 ago.

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,

Yours Aye,

Chris


Chris Galloway
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR"