Kia ora Tucker whanau,
We woke up this morning hoping for no rain, and we got it! A bit of patchy drizzle didn’t stop the morning swim, and everyone got in and washed off the body odor accumulated from yesterday.
Chores done, breakfast eaten, we pulled up the anchor and left Orokawa. Trainees plotted our course for the next day stop anchorage. Then all hands on deck to raise the mainsail, foresail and both headsails. Annie has a crazy memory, and she needs to be told things only once.
We got a visit from Te Maki so the trainees put on a show, singing a few songs.Riley loves playing the guitar and his company is highly appreciated by the rest of the trainees and ourselves . Jack has his own special way to entertain the group which looks like to be enjoyed by everyone. Had lunch in Paradise bay and a good swim straight after for digestion … or a climb up the mast under the generous sun. The ambiance on board is just sensational. Everyone is just super excited.
The anchor is pulled again to Motorua island for beach games and final anchorage. One of the crew sailed from Paradise bay to Motorua with the little dinghy; Little tucker.
Capture the flag and other fun games has been played while Guy cooked us an amazing dinner.
The end of the voyage is close, with less than 48h remaining on board. Farwell will be hard, but social media details are being shared on paper between themselves. Heaps of new friendship has definitely been created.