HMB Endeavour: Sydney to Jervis Bay Voyage – Day One

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Noon position Lat 33º51.03’S Long 151º14.33’E
Port Jackson, Athol Bight mooring
Day’s run 3nm

The crew, after a very short turn around, was once again ready for another voyage. Our eager voyage crew began to gather around the museum as early as 0730hrs when the crew had just ‘turned to’ (begin their work for the day).

Our voyage crew is again a varied group, with many travelling long distances to join us. We also have many ‘repeat offenders’ – voyage crew who have sailed with us many times in the past – due to the voyage being the longest of our 2010 sailing program.

We departed on schedule following the James Craig out of Darling Harbour and down towards our mooring at Athol Bight.

Voyage crew learn to don lifejackets

As the voyage crew began to absorb the copious amounts of information they will need for the rest of the voyage, James Craig dropped anchor between Endeavour on her mooring and Taronga Zoo and Southern Swan sailed elegantly in amongst both of us.

James Craig and Southern Swan

A rare moment with three of Sydney’s tall ships together.

All’s well.