Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker,
The last day, and what a day it was! Trainees leapt into the water this morning for their wake up swim. Then chores were done, and breakfast eaten. We had a tatu to make a plan for our last day on board and trainees made sure to consult everyone. Alina, Stah, Riley and Kayla plotted our course on the chart for our trip over to Roberton/Motuarohia island. Pae, Jazz, Annie, Jack and LJ were in charge of bringing up the anchor with Cory delegated to flaking the chain as he has mastered it the best. Brooke and Naomi were in charge of the helm, steering the ship towards her anchorage.
We got to Motuarohia, and Cory decided to overcome his fear of heights and take on the Tucker challenge! All of the trainees gave their support from deck and they must have been very encouraging because he did it! Well done Cory.
Then everyone went for a swim, some longer than others. A lunch of falafel and mince pasta bake was smashed and then everyone went ashore for a walk up the hill to get the beautiful panoramic views of the Bay.
Jack, Pae, Jazz and LJ went looking for kina while everyone else played a game of capture the flag.
Once back on board, trainees had another swim and have since been playing their favorite game, Mafia.
With the smells of a pork roast wafting through the ship, the sounds of friendly arguing and laughter coming from the saloon and the occasional ukulele strum, the last night will be a good one.
See you tomorrow at 1pm!