Kia ora from The Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. Anchored in Pipi Bay on Moturua. So we have all our trainees settling in to life aboard. After our farewells at Opua, we spent time introducing ourselves to each other as we passed Russell and had lunch as we left Tapeka and the inner Bay. Motoring across past Motuarohia to Waiiti Bay, the trainees lowered our tender and were soon on the beach in preparation for a 2 hour hike around the island, despite the odd shower all were soon back on board , keen for a swim and an introduction to the swing, yeeha! Nakita eventually bowed to peer pressure and took on the swing, to a countdown from the others, teamwork on day one.
After some orientation of life onboard and parts of the ship, we trained for and carried out a “man over board” exercise, more success. Now as dinner cooks, the card games get introduced around the table, laughter and conversation fill the ship.
As for the Tai Tokerau Challenge, well that all gets serious in the morning with the first points up for grabs with first team in for the swim.
Ma te wa