V04/20 Adelaide to Melbourne
13 Feb - 23 Feb 2020
39 54.8 S
144 07.4 E
Currently at anchor in King Islands Sea Elephant Bay and experiencing moderate-strong 18-22kt SSW winds with a .5m SSW swell. The current temperature is 14 degrees but the wind chill makes if feel a lot colder.
Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 7 of our voyage. By sunrise this morning we had rounded Cape Wickham and were now in the lee of King Island which slightly reduced the swell but not the wind which was now gusting to 40kts. As the morning progressed we slowly made our way down the East Coast of King Island until finally bringing the ship to anchor in the relatively sheltered confines of Sea Elephant Bay at 1130. Once at anchor a very relieved Youth Crew came out of hibernation and enjoyed another one of Chef Keely’s amazing lunches then following a quick clean of the ship were ferried ashore where they were met by a bus and tour guide who had been pre-booked for a tour of the Island. During the 2hrs that followed the Youth Crew got to visit the famous King Island Cheese Factory and commercial Kelp Farm whist learning about the history of the Island then finishing the tour with a visit to the islands main town of Currie. This evening with everyone back on board we enjoyed a ‘Taco Night’ dinner then I conducted my Command Day Brief which was followed by Command Day elections. With these elections complete we enjoyed celebrating Zeke’s 17th Birthday with a delicious ‘mega chocolate’ Birthday Cake then to complete the evening’s activities we screened the classic Tall Ship movie ‘Around Cape Horn’ which was very appropriate after last night’s rough weather. The time is now 2130 and the Youth Crew have now settled into their anchor watches overnight ensuring that they are well rested for tomorrows challenging Command Day. Until Tomorrow, Take Care Yours Aye Captain Gav
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