33° 52' South
151° 13'
Current situation at 1600: Alongside Fleet Base East. Temp 28C.
Last night the Ships Concert was held on the upper-decks. The backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House only added to the array of talent on display. The Amazing Ishmael dazzled us with his stage of Mystery whilst the Youth crew looked on in awe. After completing the arduous paperwork last night the Youth Crew kept their final watches together.

We departed the anchorage this morning at 0930 and with the Youth crew manning the yards we took the opportunity to pass near the Opera House for one final photo shoot before proceeding alongside. We farewelled the Youth Crew and I handed them their well earned Voyage Certificates in front of a small crowd of family and friends.

The Sydney to Hobart will be our next voyage departing on Boxing day and my crew are now busy in preparation for this event.

Merry Christmas to all from the crew and office staff of Young Endeavour Youth Scheme and we'll talk again in the New Year.

Andrew Davis