Off to the Mu!

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Kiaora from the good ship.

Today we woke to a sunny calm morning in Pipi Bay and the trainees were keen to jump in for another mineral spa. After chores and a hearty breakfast we planned our passage for the day and set off towards Whangamumu. The trainees learned the lines and then we set our sails in a good breeze. Aroha, Chris and Oliver all volunteered to go aloft and unfurl the topsails with a decent swell making the rigging rock and roll. Others entertained themselves by riding the bowsprit and had a few good waves to keep the smiles on their faces. We made great headway under sail but by the time we rounded Cape Brett the wind had strengthened and the exciting gusts caused us to strike the sails and proceed under power.

The afternoon was spent with a great snorkel and dive in Outu Bay. There were lots of friendly fish and although Hamish couldn’t find any legal crayfish, the rest of us harvested plenty of Kina. With the wind now coming from the South West we weighed anchor and headed into the safety of Whangamumu. The trainees are brushing up on their chart work and as we wait for the feast that Janna is preparing. Who knows what adventures tomorrow will bring.


  1. Hi its Cassie, hope your having fun, But guess what I found out today I got a spot prize of ASB stuff for coming second and guess what you get for coming first! $10 and a medal, I think? But sashas here and we have been wathching movies like gravity, its alright but shes got everything on it!!! Again hope your having fun, posts lots of photos up of you!!!
    LOve from Mum, Sasha, Jack, Mikey

  2. Way to go Oliver & co up the rigging! We’re enjoying reading the blogs and keeping track of you on the AIS. Have a blast down the coast!

  3. Hi Callum and fellow sailors, nice to be able to watch your journey. hope all is going well. sounds like fun out there! and good tucker!
    Love from your other mum and sara 🙂

  4. Awesome that there has been some great weather for all ye buckeneers, safe sailing ye mateys.

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