23° 44' South
153° 11' East
Wind SSE 20-25 knots, Sea state low swell low SE'LY. Temp 22 degrees.
Much Joy to you me hearties!

What a wild night! We had winds gusting up to 35 knots, sails ripping and hard work for every one. The sea was pretty high as well and we seemed like a cork in a washing machine for a while there. Lots of people were seasick, and Chad couldn't pay people to eat his food, which is a shame 'cos it's really good.

We came to anchor just before lunch just off the North West coast of Fraser Isalnd. The hordes then descended on Chad's cafe and there wasn't much left after they were finished. It's amazing how quickly we get better when the world stops moving!

This afternoon we are all going ashore for a swim, run on the pristine Fraser beaches, and to enjoy the world's best sea-sickness cure - sit under a gum tree... There has been an outbreak of morale as well!

Tonight we will get to know each other a bit better with three-way talks, followed by a DVD entitled \Around Cape Horn\" to see how it was done 100 years ago.

Tomorrow we will head off hopefully to Middle Percy Island, where we will get ashore to see the \"Yacht Club\" - a lean to constructed for the usde of yachties full of memorabilia from boats that have visited.

Until tomorrow me hearties,


Chris Galloway
Lieutenant Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"