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Kia ora from the Goodship R Tucker Thompson. Wow the first full day, the early morning swim. The general comment was “warmer in than out”. The new routine of tidy ship duties , above and below cleaning, decks and floors, brass work and head then a well deserved breakfast to set us off.

Making the most of good weather we went out to Cape Brett, the rigging and bowsprit full of trainees, enjoying the calm seas. Arriving at the Hole in the Rock, Motu Kōkako, conditions were less than favourable for our through the hole ritual, so we set sail and a course for Mimiwhangata, not all were happy sailors but an unidentified whale was sighted and all were on deck arriving in time for a late lunch. Then ashore for a welcome run around game of touch on the beach, some frisbee flights, a walk up to Waikahoa Pa and down to the beach for a excursions up the track and around the rocks.

Back on board, Josh dove down for a handful of sand while Jason and Bradley traded bombing techniques before they sat around the table for some more lessons from their work book. Some more free time before dinner and a bit more class to set us up for a full day of adventures tomorrow.