toru ra

toru ra

Kia Ora all,   The trainees were eagerly waiting on deck at 0700 hours this morning for their refreshing dip. After chores were completed and a hot breakfast was devoured we went straight into some lessons. We split the trainees into 2 groups where we filled...
rua ra

rua ra

Kiaora Whanau Our first morning was warm and sunny, compared to last night’s wet and cloudy evening. Mataora couldn’t wait to be the first in the water and everyone followed behind fuelled with adrenaline and excitement, Jay enjoyed having the rope swing to himself....
Tahi ra

Tahi ra

Kia Ora Whanau, The weather was stunning as we cast off of Opua wharf at 1200 hours with 11 fresh trainees to start the winter youth season. With the foresail raised, we made our way down the channel towards Moturua Island. Along the way we broke the ice with a name...
Final Post for 2016 voyages

Final Post for 2016 voyages

Our final night on the ship; Pork roast is cooking for dinner, The trainees are cleaning the deck after a long day of island hiking and diving for kina and mussels, The last of the long summer-like sun is fading into the west. Soon all will gather for class and fill...
Around the corner

Around the corner

Busy was our day after a gorgeous, clear night spent in Mahinepua, gently rocked to sleep by the lazy swell rolling in. Hunter led the mineral spa jump off the side this morning, followed by the rest who weren’t quite brave enough to be the first one in the water....