Kia Ora from the good ship. With the winds whistling all around us all day we have been sat safe and warm in the awesome shelter of Motukauri Island in Whangaruru. Despite the driving rain this morning the trainees donned the wet weather gear and scrubbed the deck before breakfast. Lessons today included learning about nutrition, practising knots and the phonetic alphabet. Being below deck all day has not dampened the spirits at all and a lot of time has been spent cementing friendships and learning about others. Laani and Vincent were the only brave souls to venture off the ship to attempt a bit of wakeboarding with Rob and Janna. The winds have now dropped and we are all looking forward to another hearty meal.