Kia Ora from the Tucker Whanau.
Todays blog is written with the help of our lovely trainees.
This morning we went for a nice crisp swim, ‘it was actually nice!’ Maia said. The trainees stayed in for ages. “They are craaazzy” the crew said.
After breakfast, we learned all about abandoning ship and did a drill. With the drill done, we set some sails and boosted over to Roberton. On route some chefs made a tasty speedy brownie for morning tea.
Safely anchored at Roberton, we did lots of things. Terry took a group for a mission climbing round the rocks, we walked up the hill and Trish stayed behind to make her famous yummy chicken lunch for us. “It was really yum” Doreen said. After lunch some went diving for kinas, Whitiora went sailing in lil tuck, a couple did some painting and the others made a cake. After heaps of fun at Roberton, we pulled up the anchor again.
Isla helmed the trip from Roberton over to Paradise bay with quiet confidence, navigating the hazards admirably. “Terry hardly helped me at all” she said. We caught a Kahawai on the crossing which was very entertaining with most trainees giving the fish a kiss.
The afternoon antics included a team run from Paradise bay over to Urupukapuka to visit the long drop. Kairewa and Peter lead the charge up the hill. It was a pretty funny trip and it was nice to stretch the legs. Captain picked us up from Otehei bay in the tender, where we went for a swim off the wharf. Kailah practiced her dinghy skills on the way back. Makayla, Sarah and Trish went for a long swim off the boat while the others ran. We now are chilling out, looking forward to a well earned dinner.
What a cool day, will sleep well tonight.
Over and out, Ma Te Wa.