Kia ora koutou. Voyage 1413 is underway and off to a flying start today. The sun was beaming hot and the breeze blew up to a consistent 15knots this afternoon.

Once the docklines were thrown, we head out into the bay for a fantastic sail. On the approach of dusk, it was all hands on deck to strike the sails, and into whale bay we head. Aroha, Te Are and Ben, Kaya, and Phoebe dared the cool water for a quick dip before dinner. And as I write the boys are doing the washing up, and being serenaded by Te Are on the baritone ukulele (thanks Joff).

The spirits are high and the ship is warm. Everyone is looking to make the most out of this week and their time on board.. cheers!!