A blog series from on board the Endeavour ship as she sails to Tasmania. See our Sail the Endeavour page to learn more about joining voyages like this.
Wednesday 28 January 2015
A raining start to our grand adventure. By 12.30pm all voyage crew had completed their safety induction and necessary paperwork and after a delicious first lunch aboard of soup and salads, we were ready to depart.
The crews consists of 16 professional crew, 36 voyage crew and 4 supernumeries (for more information on crew types, see our Sail the Endeavour page). There are a number of family groups aboard, including a group making up most of Foremast Watch, who are helping their father achieve a lifetime dream of sailing to Tasmania.
Despite the rain, Endeavour made an impressive exit from Sydney Harbour by firing the port cannon. LOUD! We are motoring for Jervis bay, hoping to beat the southerly change that’s making its way up the coast. In the calmer waters of the bay, the voyage crew will be able to undertake their climbing training.
– Andrea Baldwin