Well we are coming to the end of our trip, Day 6 started the same as the rest, with a swim, but today Kurtis was the first in the water, so proud, he sneeked up before anyone else was up and jumped in. A great achievement. Even Taylor had no trouble getting in today, the brief sunshine and lack of wind made it easy and even pleasurable.
We set off straight after chores and breaky, to Whale Bay. The weather man told us that the wind would whip up quite abit today and to expect a bit of rain. Apart from a few showers and quite a lot of gusty wind, its been a lovely day.
With all hands on deck we set the mains’l, the fores’l, the two jibs and the lower tops’l, and made way across the bay in awesome tallship style. We made a few tacks, a great effort made by all to keep things rolling.
We set our anchor in the mud at midday at whale bay, and marcellus, ollie and rob went off for a dive and crayfish hunt. Whilst they were away, the rest of us lowered Lil Tuk in to the water and had a rowing race, in pairs, around the ship. Gaynor and Shaun came out tops, with great teamwork and tecnique. It was decided then that there would be a optional singles rowing race, with Shaun, Maia, Bess, and Hannah competeing. All of them worked themselves really hard to take the title, but shaun came out the best, once again.
An amazing dinner was prepared by Marsha, so everyone is feeling pretty happy with themselves that the week is nearly over, that we survived the chilly water, and had fun, made new friends, learned heaps, and get to go home tomorrow.
We will sleep soundly knowing our anchor is firmly set, a bit of rain falling outside keeping everyone down below. Thanks to all those trainees who made this trip a journey of self discovery, growth and learning…See you at Opua tomorrow at 1400hrs.