20° 14' South
148° 42' East
POSN: 20.14S 148.42E,

Yesterday was amazing. After spending a very relaxing day at
Whitehaven Beach, everyone returned to the ship to enjoy a well
earned dinner cooked by Sammi 'not just a cook but a gourmet cheff'.
At 1900 it was time to get underway again. After casting loose
gaskets on the mainsail, we weighed anchor and set sail for a bit of
a bumpy night in the tropical paradise that is the Whitsunday
Islands. Pity you can't see much of them at night.

As this morning dawned, the wind began to abate. We struck the storm
trisail, set the mainsail and achieved the fastest speed of the
voyage so far, 10.2kts, all thanks to the combined efforts of red and
white watch. Just before 1100 we came to anchor off Aerlie beach,
just in time for an infomative lecture about rules of the road at sea
and then lunch. After lunch, it was time to head ashore to sample the
delights of the tourist mecca that is Aerlie beach. So far these seem
to have consisted of coffee, coke, chocolate and more of the latter.

Tonight will be spent at anchor resting, in preperation for the next
part of our northerly voyage. Who knows where we'll stop.

Ian Hibbard
Captain V10/06