It was a beautiful sunshine start to the day as Mana and Leon were first in the water followed by Georgia our mermaid.
Straight to morning duties and a spotless clean of the boat as we were expecting our 12 guests from America to arrive soon.
A delicious breakfast was served and the trainees were waiting patiently for our new arrivals of the day.
Around 10:30am all guests had arrived and as we hoisted the anchor, the crew found a bed of giant cockles submerged on the mud around the anchor.
Once they were picked off the trainees hoisted the main, fore and head sails before setting a course for Army bay.
Before arrival we had a great sail passing through the outside of Motukiekie Island and out to sea before turning around and heading back through the Army Bay passage.
On arrival we dropped the anchor and enjoyed a beautifully made soup and scone lunch.
We launched the tender and took the trainees ashore to check out the Gun emplacement at the top of the hill- Teaching them our knowledge on the history of the area.
Some of the crew that stayed behind on the tucker, to clean up, decided they would go for a dive for kina as our new guests might like a try.
When the trainees and guests arrived back to the ship, the pool was open and everyone enjoyed a nice cool dip in the tide. Our guests even had a try of Kina. Some liked it- others didn’t.
We finished up with a delicious chocolate cake and warm drink for afternoon tea.
It was then time to hoist the anchor and set the fore and head sails- setting a course back to where we started in Te Uenga Bay.
At 4pm it was sadly time to say goodbye to our wonderful guests that we had the pleasure of accompanying- Many of the trainees were sad to say goodbye to their new friends. Finishing with a couple waiatas, we waved them off and continued on our way.
We have now set a new course for Paroa Bay as our night anchorage.
We have plenty more exciting adventures awaiting us tomorrow as it is our last full day together- so keep tuned!

Goodnight!