We awoke this morning in Whangamumu Harbour to a beautiful sunrise in a clear blue sky. The morning dip in the ocean was enjoyed by all before we completed our chores. After a hearty breakfast we decided to go explore the Whaling Station and climb to the top of the waterfall to enjoy the awesome view overlooking the Harbour. Back on the ship we placed “Lil Tuc” in the water so our trainees could have races around the Tucker. In both traditional and Waka Ama styles, Haki and Ollie claimed the victory winning immunity from the morning swim tomorrow.
We enjoyed a scrumptious banana cake before we upped anchor to head to our diving and fishing spot outside the Harbour entrance. While Callum, Hamish, Rionagh and Chris explored the underwater world, there were plenty of fish being caught. Unfortunately they were all too small so we had to let them go.
Back in Whangamumu Harbour, Ollie, Rionagh, Elise and Chris decided to make a sail for “Lil Tuc”. Using a boat hook, an oar and a sheet they managed to sail downwind nicely, before having to be towed back by the tender. While they were testing their sail making skills, Haki, Mayson, Aroha, Orion and Callum explored a Doc track to the top of a steep hill with a panoramic view at the top overlooking Whangamumu on one side and down toward North Head and Elliots beach on the other side.
We have just had a delicious chicken dinner followed by poached pears with custard for desert. Tomorrow we will have an early start so we can enjoy a day at the Poor Knights Islands. Goodnight.