Apologies for day one and 2 being published at once, we’ve been experiencing technical difficulties onboard, but should be good now!
Te ra tua rua
Kia ora whanau from the Good Ship, R. Tucker Thompson.
Just like yesterday it is another cracker of a day. After the kids all jumped in for their 1st morning swim (some taking longer than others) we got stuck into our chores cleaning the ship on deck and below. Once finished, we all sat down to an awesome breakfast of bacon and eggs thanks to Panz. Once breakfast dishes were all done we lifted the anchor and set sail northward, our destination, Mangonui. As we were sailing along some of the kids went aloft (up the rigging). Nickolas, Gabriel, Maioha, Cody, Wiremu, and Latesha all conquering the heights while Toa, Hunter, Rua, Daniel and Thomas all rode the waves out on the bowsprit.
We sailed along all afternoon having lunch on the go, an amazing gourmet pre-cooked sausage sizzle provided by Nate. We then carried on towards Mangonui. Once we arrived we sat down to a delicious birthday cake to celebrate the good ships 31st Birthday!!!
The kids then all jumped in the tide for some bombs while Latesha, Shontelle, Thomas,Cody, Gabe and Dan all took turns taking lil tuck out for a row. We are all on board now, nice and dry, the smells coming from the galley are mouth-watering. Dinner is just about to be served, yummy silverside with mash potatoes made by Arri mmm mmmmm cannot wait.