0700 Crew turn to preparing the ship for a day-sail. 0800 Day-crew board the ship, welcomed aboard by the master. Given a quick rundown of the sailing plan: Leave wharf, motor clear of the channel, set sail, switch off engines, return to wharf by 1100. Unless hijacked to Jamaica. No problem. 0801 Let go fore and aft. Ship proceeds down the channel while Greg gives a life-jacket demonstration to the day-crew. No smoking. No seatbelts. 0830 'Set the foresail and main.' Greg hustles two enthusiastic groups of day-crew onto the halyards. Outpourings of 'Heave-Ho,' sweat and hilarity. 0845 'Set the fore and main topsails.' More sweat and hilarity. 0855 Master signals to Cian by dragging finger across throat with tongue out. Cian switches off the engines. 0856 Master disrupts the resulting tranquillity with a long and tedious discourse on the sails of Duyfken, the 1606 voyage, the current voyage, politics, history, philosophy 1, and astronomy. In the nick of time stops short of offering a few tips on Volkswagon maintenance. 0930 'Stand by to tack,' followed by five minutes of organised chaos. 0945 Rupert takes guided tours of the ship. 1005 'Stand by to tack.' More chaos. Only the trained eye of a seaman can detect the smooth execution of the manoeuvre behind the whirling tangle of ropes and human limbs. 1010 Morning tea. Jane appears with fresh baked scones, tea and coffee. Just the ticket. 1015 Bilge pump demonstration. Greg calls for volunteers to pump out the ship. Funny how many takers he gets when he explains that the ship really is taking on water. 1017 The first of the volunteers staggers out of the cabin and leans gasping on the rail for a while. More volunteers join the queue. Where were you all in the Aru Sea? 1025 'Stand by to tack.' What, again? 1045 'Take in the topsails, take in the courses.' Master mimes a cranking action to Cian, who goes below to start the engines. 1110 Duyfken arrives alongside the wharf, fashionably late as usual. Master thanks everyone for coming. Day-crew give a round of applause. Master says thanks, even though they are clearly applauding the ship, not him. 1430 Embark guests and VIPs for the annual Townsville Wooden Boat Show sail-past, for which Duyfken is the official boat. 1431 Welcome on board by master. 1432 Off we go, out to sea again. 1505 Duyfken holds station between two yellow marker buoys off the Strand and waits for wooden boats to start the sail-past. 1510 So many lovely wooden boats sailing past distract the master of Duyfken. Duyfken nearly runs over yellow marker buoy. 1540 Last of the wooden boats sails past. Duyfken turns for the marina. 1610 Duyfken ties up in the marina among the Wooden Boat Show. Crew scrambles to get the ship into exhibition mode. 1730 Duyfken open to the public. Rupert finds the energy from somewhere to give a guided tour of the ship. The rest of us can only find the energy to take the top off some stubbies.