Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, and what a full day we have had from sunrise to sunset and still going strong as everyone teams up for each other. You cannot do much on your own on the Tucker, even the swing for a swim takes two, chasing kahawai with a lure in Lil Tuck, takes two, the dishes takes two lots of two and the individuals that came aboard are now part of a team. Day four.

So swim, duties, breakfast, dishes, then classes as the weather decides what to do. Ben and Jemima decide to tackle the Tucker challenge, Ben blitzed his way to the yard arm and then stalled,  that was him for now, Jemima with support from below inched her way out with extended arm to complete the challenge. Siobhan was out on the bosun’s chair having a swing.  A quick visit to shore up to a seat built for the Queen then on board for lunch of tasty toasties. Anchor duties revealed one of the tidiest flaking of the chain the crew have seen for some time, top effort Trinity, then team work as the sails hoisted and we carry a good breeze across the inner Bay. Eva with rain coat braved the bowsprit downwind as Abby helmed the ship. Kyra, Leela tested the cargo net ride, Ngakiri has a laugh which takes over the whole ship. On the way Ben had his line out and today got a nice kahawai  in the net, breakfast or bait? Onto Urupukapuka bay for a well earned run around, games and a hike, the showers brush the mainland and we escape back to the ship, Joshua, Corey and Isaiah get a quick swim in.

Another anchor hoist as we return to our overnight, having Pipi Bay all to ourselves as we hunker down enjoying the aroma of chicken curry on the boil. Last night we had an inspirational 30 minute silence on deck, with a full moon shining upon us, kiwi calling. So good it lasted 45 minutes!

Oh plating up, kai time

Po marie