Kia ora from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson on our first day out. Thankyou for the wonderful farewell from Opua. As we headed down the harbour we introduced ourselves to each other and talked about the ship over our pasta lunch. Arriving out at Moturua the trainees were soon ashore slipping and sliding around the track from bay to bay. Tail end of the walk, Pania was grateful for the many examples of slides to avoid the hazards herself.
Returning to the ship the youth split into their watches for more orientation of the ship, safety equipment, functions and then climbing harnesses were attached, Manaaki and Rawiri were soon sitting on the crosstrees. Back on deck the mandatory “man over board” exercise was carried out to successful conclusion as we carried on to our overnight anchorage at Omakiwi.
The wind has eased as we settle in for the first night, some knot tying, guitar picking, card playing and reading are the common activities.