After a very pleasant break last night at anchor, this morning we sailed from anchor in a light southerly breeze which provided another opportunity to practice more of the art of maneuvering a square
At 1900 yesterday evening we made our approach to the Montebellos but unfortunately conditions proved unsuitable to anchor due to tide and swell so we continued on our way.
After an uneventful and pleasant night at sea, the day has been equally pleasant with a quartering breeze pushing us along at a consistent six knots.
All are now settling nicely into the rhythm of watch keeping life at sea. Some have suffered mild seasickness but they seem well on their way to getting their sealegs.
The last 24 hours have been an intense learning period for the Youth Crew. Overnight watches were commenced and we started to settle into life aboard ship.
Well Voyage 12 of 2001 has certainly gotten off to a challenging start. The ship spent today alongside the Broome Wharf being buffeted by 25 knot winds.
We expected to see the green flash at sunset today, though we were again disappointed. Folklore suggests many mystical powers of this phenomenon.

We arrived in Beagle Bay this morning and sailed into a comfortable anchorage for the day.
We were underway early this morning and sailed past the open cut mine on Cockatoo Island.
Last night each watch conducted a team-building exercise as part of having progressed to 'phase two' of the voyage.