Voyage name: 
V13/21 Brisbane to Brisbane
18 Sep - 27 Sep 2021
Latitude: 
27 18 S
Longitude: 
153 14 E
Conditions: 
Wind: 120 @ 14. Temp: 16. Swell: Nil. Weather: Cloudy.
Ahoy dear readers, at anchor in vicinity of Mud Island this evening as I write this, the penultimate log of our fantastic voyage and I must say, it has been a wonderful adventure. Ships staff have completed all post voyage administration, including voyage debrief and a safety team meeting. And now the youth crew are all but in bed… I’m about to shift into pj’s myself and get some much needed (albeit unobtainable) beauty sleep haha... er, but let me just recap our day for you…

So, we weighed anchor this morning at 0830 from Tangalooma anchorage in vicinity of Moreton Island and made our way over to Mud Island ahead of strengthening winds from the south-east, that had been forecast. On the way we conducted happy hour then ate lunch. Youthies then confided in their watch leaders for a final talk to debrief the voyage, and provide us with some feedback. We're after continuous improvement here folks. Meanwhile, Keely knocked up some bellisimo pizzas. To round out the evening we had a ships concert, with all watches and the staff, performing skits for our entertainment. Then a final recapping of the voyage in the form of a photographic slide show. 5 stars.

Well, that’s that. This is the final night onboard YE for V13/21. 9 Days ago 17 youth crew from places various, came together to sail this vessel, have fun and challenge themselves. They have not only done that, but have faced and overcome fears and learnt a lot about themselves and each other. Tomorrow they will leave with new skills, improved persistence, resilience and adaptability, as well as generally knowing they are much more capable than what they thought. And of course, having made great new friends - most probably, friends for life. It never gets old for us staff members, as we truly love our work. Voyage ends 1000 tomorrow alongside HMAS Bulimba.

Captain Adam Charlie Farley+