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Kiaora koutou…
Twas a peaceful night at Oke Bay last nite, and all settled into their bunks without a fuss. Uncle Steve was the first to stir, at the early and not quite light hour of 7, on the dot… For some reason, Rory O’B galloped out of bed and flung himself into the water, with Madi not far behind him… The rest were a bit less convinced about the morning swim, but once everyone was in, and out, and showered and dressed, we were all commenting that ‘it wasn’t THAT cold’… yay for the ‘winterless north’….
So we tucked into a hot breakfast and the devoured a lesson on latitude and longitude, weighed our anchor and set off into the day. With a hope to catch some fish, we put baited hooks in water and were lucky enough to get a few good size fish for the pan… Bram claiming his first keeper…
After the fishing slowed down, we put our row boat ‘Lil Tuk’ in the water and all trainees had a laugh trying their hand at rowing. Later, a few brave souls donned wetsuits, and went off with Wayne and Kylie for a dive/hunt at the famous Rawhiti monster spot, unfortunately the monsters were away on holiday today, and they only came back with kina, and blue lips……Thanks to Janna we were defrosted quickly with a super serious hot chocolate…Yummm

We will be anchored at Deep Water cove tonight, hoping to set our selves up for a good sail tomorrow when the weather picks up, which it is forecast to do to something in the tune of 35knots.

Already, only day two, more than half of the trainees have made it to the top of the rig, and everyone is getting the hang of setting the sails. See who will be the first in the water tomorrow then…