Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day ten, the morning commenced at 0630 with another rousing tune from Sail Master Guv which heralded in a bright new sunny day. Even though it was Friday 13th the day turned out to be a spectacular success.
The ship weighed anchor at 0730 and conducted a short transit from Nullica Bay Boydtown to berth at the Breakwater Wharf, Snug Cove. At 0930 we embarked and welcomed 38 guests the majority of whom were associated with ‘Workability Personnel’. Our guests were then hosted by the Youth Crew for a three hour sail around Twofold Bay with superb sailing conditions before the ship returned back alongside Snug Cove to farewell our guests. The Youth Crew then stepped ashore with their Watch Leaders to conduct ‘end of voyage’ debriefs.
On return the ship cast off all lines and returned to anchor in Nullica Bay where the Youth Crew completed the penultimate round of rope races before climbing aloft and placing neat harbour furls in all three square sails. After a fantastic pizza night the evening culminated with the Youth Crew presenting a slide show and ballad, capturing various memorable moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 11 days and their amazing once in a life time journey. The remainder of the evening was spent completing end of voyage questionnaires and letters to themselves, which are returned to each Youth Crew member six months after voyage completion.
The ship will depart Nullica Bay anchorage early tomorrow morning for a final passage across Twofold Bay with the Youth Crew manning the yards before returning for a scheduled 1000 final berthing and farewell to our young adventurers.
Until then it has been an honour and privilege to sail with the Youth and Staff Crew of Voyage 01/12. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours.
For the final time.