A successful sail down the coast this morning with the trainees still at the helm. Arana was doing a sterling job at navigation and there was no seasickness on this leg. Indeed, Tiaki is finally enjoying the awesome experience of the wind in the sails and real tall ship sailing!

Our good ship successfully rounded Cape Wiwiki at the entrance to the Bay around 1.30 pm and headed into the Bay. Tonight they are anchored up at Orokawa Bay for the night and who should be there but our old friend Soren Larsen with Tod Thompson (Tucker’s son) at the helm. So a wonderful chance for a visit to the Soren and meet one of the builders of the ship they have just spent the last week on. And of course a chance to let off a few water bombs too!

Another boat has anchored nearby and they are trumpeting the Last Post in honour of ANZAC day. So Penelope pulled out her saxaphone, Kylie improvised with a maraccas of peppercorns in a jar and Rob is drumming on a bucket. A very cool music session indeed.

They have pipis and kahawai to go with the delicious roast pork for supper. So what a great evening for the last night of their adventure!

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