The Wallabies won on Saturday, so despite the rather bleak Gladstone weather, it was an excellent weekend.
Had a great concert last night with the highlight being a song written and sung by the whole YC. The fact that it was done as one epitomises the level of teamwork that this crew has established.
Yesterday evening we discussed the command day for nearly two hours. Both good and not so good aspects of the day were discussed and I found many of the comments very moving and even inspirational.
The ship entered Gladstone Harbour late yesterday evening and sailed all the way to the anchorage, anchoring shortly after 0100.
After anchoring yesterday evening at Round Head Hill, the command day elections were held in the cafe. The noise of cheers and applause indicated they were keenly contested.
We woke this morning to clear skies which made a very, very pleasant change. The wind was still blowing hard from the south but it looked a great day for sailing.
The rain never really stopped last night and with the strong SE breeze the only positive thing was that we were running with it. In basic terms it has been awful sailing weather.
Had a fairly slow start today not getting underway until after lunch. There was little point anyway as there was very little wind until then.
The ship continued to run up past Fraser Is last night wearing at midnight to close the coast and clear Breaksea Spit.
We had a good run up the coast last night although it was everybody up at 0400 to wear ship as the wind backed to the SE.