Sunday, 25 April 2010
Noon position Lat 33º51’S Long 151º14’E
Port Jackson, Athol Bight mooring
Day’s run 3nm
A damp and sombre morning greeted all those who arrived on North Wharf to embark on our final voyage of 2010. The voyage holds a lot of significance as it will culminate with the 240th anniversary since Cook first landed in Botany Bay on the 28th April 1770. With today being ANZAC day our thoughts are with all those who sacrificed their lives to help this country be what it is today, our ensign flying at half mast in respect.
The information that the voyage crew will have to absorb today is mind-boggling and it begins before we even leave the wharf with the first of several safety briefings. Their tutelage continues during our short motor over to our mooring in Athol Bight and as we are secured to the buoy lunch is called.