42° 7' South
148° 17' East
2300 at anchor - Weather scattered cloud, Wind NE 3 knots, Swell nil, Barometer 1012 hpa, Temperature 17 degrees
Ahoy there everyone,
Overnight the ship remained underway motor sailing in very light conditions along the Tasmanian east coast. As the sun crested the horizon on a brilliant blue sky the ship was continuing north passing Maria Island to the east escorted by a pod of dolphins riding the bow wave.

With morning brief and cleaning stations completed Joel the Navigator presented a navigation lesson proving to all that in fact the earth was not flat but round, the rest of the Staff Crew are still out on this theory and said that next he would be telling everyone that mermaids did not exist.

The ship then anchored in the stunning azure waters of Wineglass Bay which is part of the Freycinet National Park where we were greeted by sea lions floating on the water waving with their flippers. At lunch Chef Snowy provided a superb selection of fine cuisine before the Youth Crew were ferried ashore in the ships boat to conduct a trek to the Wineglass Bay lookout before descending into Coles Bay on the opposite side of the peninsula. After landing the shore party Young Endeavour sailed around the peninsula and anchored in Coles Bay enabling the weary trekkers to be recovered by sea boat on arrival.

Once back onboard a teak deck BBQ was cooked by the Captain and consumed under the ruggedly handsome backdrop of the Freycinet Peninsula to the east and Great Oyster Bay to the west. After dinner had been consumed a three way talk activity was conducted which enabled each Youth Crew member to gather a significant amount of information about two of their appointed shipmates during the afternoon; this information was then presented to the remainder of the crew in the third person developing confidence, interpersonal skills and public speaking.

The Youth Crew have now settled into their first night anchor watches, maintaining the safety and integrity of the crew and ship after a comprehensive brief by the Navigator. The intention is to remain at anchor overnight prior to weighing tomorrow morning and sailing into Great Oyster Bay to continue the adventure that is Young Endeavour.

Until tomorrow evening.

Yours aye

Captain Damien