Kia Ora R Tucker Whanau,
We jumped in the water this morning, “it was less absolutely freezing then yesterday”, Leah said. After we did our morning duties and had breakfast, we suited up to go for a dive. We proceeded to Roberton Island where we split into divers and walkers. The views were breathtaking, the walkers reckoned. The dive was super successful, with 7 crays, loads of kinas and a few fish collected. Yum. Back at the ship, kinas were eaten and soup was cooked. A group also went to rescue a dangerous log and tie it up out of the way. We then had lunch. After lunch we prepared to sail to our new destination, Paradise Bay. Starboard watch hauled the anchor while Port watch did engine checks. Whilst sailing, a group climbed the mast, while others made brownies. Then we pulled up to Urupukapuka island (Paradise bay) and dropped the Anchor. We devoured the brownies and had milo. The group split in two, with half doing some spectacular water colour paintings with superstar volunteer crew, Alice. The others went sailing in our little dinghy, lil tuck and learned to maneuver the tender. The crew still on the ship completed the Tucker challenge. All these antics filled up the afternoon and before long the sun went down. The sunset was entrancing. Multiple people chilled on the deck chatting, whilst a few went to the bow sprit and some swam. We have just eaten a well earned feed, 10/10 day. We are now jamming out around the table, living the dream.
This blog was written with the help of Leah and Sarah. Legends.