Weather; Force 2-3, wind direction S, temp 17°
The first day back for the professional crew starts the day before the voyage crew join. We have all had a fantastic time in Eden and enjoyed the tranquillity before heading back to the big smoke.
It is the last ‘pack down’ day of the museum for us and we will not re-set the museum up now for at least a month on our return back from the Transit of Venus voyage to Endeavours home port of Darling Harbour. So as you can imagine we have to very carefully stow all the artefacts for sea. It is also our last volunteer thank you, after having visited over nineteen ports we have had a massive support and help of over 850 Volunteers on board over the last thirteen months.
So it is homeward bound for Endeavour, a strange mix of emotions for all those on board. A celebration of the achievements over the last thirteen months but also a sense of sadness that the adventure is soon to come to an end, but before it is we have another thirty nine sailors waiting on the wharf at 0900 this morning.
This will be a very special leg and it is nice to see once again so many previous voyage crew to do it all over again! Brian did the first leg of the circumnavigation so it is great to see him come back to complete the last leg.
We slip our lines at 1100 with our Chief Officer Dirk making the call. We are going make our way to Calle-Calle Bay where we will anchor for the night. We anticipate that we will weigh anchor approx. 0900 tomorrow morning where we hope to set some sails (wind dependent). There is a busy full day of training ahead. The anchorage is a rollie one but it gives the crew an insight into how Endeavour likes to roll.