Alongside at ANMM's North Wharf

Well Endeavour is now home at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Since the beginning of April the ship has travelled over 650 nautical miles, over half of which has been under sail (353nm). We have welcomed and sailed with over five hundred people on three overnight experiences, four day sails and three offshore voyages. Our professional crew of sixteen souls has had a blast and we’d like to thank everyone for making our jobs so easy to enjoy. Huzzah!

Broken Bay 11 – 15 April 2010
A five day voyage taking us up to Broken Bay, an area that is still almost untouched since the time when Cook sailed past and named it. We had great weather conditions and sailed 154nm from a total of 212.5nm.

Jervis Bay 17 – 22 April 2010
We had six days of very little wind, often blowing in the wrong direction and consequently we were forced to motor a substantial distance to get to Jervis Bay and return to keep to our 21st century timetable. Out of 252.4nm only 54.4nm were under sail.

Botany Bay 25 – 29 April 2010
Our final off-shore voyage for this sailing season lasted five days and culminated in the 240th anniversary of Cook first landing on the shores of Botany Bay. We had quite lumpy seas for the first couple of days but had a brilliant finish with a stunning sunset as we entered Botany Bay. Out of 169.4nm we sailed 145nm, only motoring 24.4nm to get in and out of Port Jackson and Botany Bay.

So once again we’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped make this voyaging season possible and we look forward to doing it again soon.

In the meantime we are back alongside at the north wharf at the museum and open for visitation daily from 10am to 4:10pm. So make sure you come down and experience the ship as if Cook and his men have just stepped ashore.

All’s well.

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