Ahoy from the R tucker Thompson

Another successful day full of learning and laughter

Our morning started and 0715 hrs with a dip in the refreshing ocean. Followed by duties shortly after which consists of, scrubbing decks, polishing brass and cleaning down below.

After breakfast we went straight into some Tucker challenges which Nikora, Jorja and Tiara completed very successfully.
While this was happening Madison, Braedon, and Tessa were downstairs getting crafty with sandwich making for our lunch time picnic.

With the tender launched and the trainees all packed and ready for and island hike on Urupukapuka, off to shore we went.
A biosecurity lesson was commenced before we left and many history lessons were learnt along the way.
On the hill top we enjoyed watching dolphins swimming by while enjoying our delicious lunch the trainees had prepared.
Back down on the beach we completed a sand sculpture competition, Maddy and Bethany came first with their simple but bold manta ray sand sculpture. Jorja and Kaembal  came a close second with the Captain’s throne. Tessa and Nicole came in third place with their R Tucker Thompson replica.

We ventured back to the ship where Jorja, Olivia, Joseph, and Nichole enjoyed going for a dive. Shortly later the crew got some  classes underway, including  Tides and knots. Kaembal learned some splicing while Braedon was great at tying the bowline.

For the afternoon the trainees shared many laughs on deck before enjoying a delicious dinner.

We are now all in for a quiet night, the trainees are all sharing stories and laughs around the table. Hope you all had a great night too!