24° 45' South
152° 23' East
Currently experiencing light south easterly winds.
After morning brief this morning the YC conducted a quick ���happy half hour�� at 0730 in preparation for our guests for the half day sail. The anchor was weighed at 0745 and the ship made the passage to Bundaberg Marina where she berthed port side to No 2 Berth at 0910. After sullage was landed and stores embarked 30 guests from Youth Services Bundaberg and some Staff Crew guests were welcomed onboard. Lines were cast off at 1015 and the ship commenced a very pleasant 3 hour voyage out into Harvey Bay. Throughout the voyage the YC with the assistance of our guests set and furled sails and conducted some impressive tacking drills. On completion it was time to hand in all sail and begin our passage back to our berth, where we arrived at 1300. Once we farewelled our guests, stores for the next voyage were embarked and harbour furls completed. This evening we enjoyed the last BBQ for this voyage followed by a very entertaining ship's concert. The YC will spend the rest of the evening completing end of voyage questionnaires and ���letters to themselves��, which are returned to each YC member six months after voyage completion.
Tomorrow will see the completion of Voyage 06-08 when we berth at the Bundaberg Marina at 1000. I think that everyone onboard YOUNG ENDEAVOUR would agree that this has been another successful voyage with both Youth Crew and Staff enjoying themselves immensely.
Until the start of our next voyage, take care