Kia ora whanau of the good ship R tucker Thompson
What a beautiful day. Morning has started with the daily swim right after we woken up. It is the perfect way to start a day. Routine chores has followed up with cleaning up the ship inside out. After breaky, the trainees had the opportunity to climb up the mast for their first time. They were all super excited. Some of them like Kailani, Cartell, Billy, Lerisah and Tawhiri, have completed already the Tucker Challenge by walking across the second yard all the way and touch the very end. A few others lessons like line handling and safety at sea were taught as well.
As soon as the wind slightly picked up, we decided to throw Little Tucker on the water which is our little sailing dinghy and the Tucker express, our tender. Both on the purpose to teach the trainees how to drive a 25HP tender, and how to sail a little dinghy.
Saul is very aware and takes a good place onto the group. He may be the younger on board among his mate, but he has lots of knowledge. The group is bonding very well and lots of great friendship are creating.
After a ship made hot dog for lunch, we pulled up our anchor and headed towards our snorkeling spot in Roberton Island. One of our crew Eloise caught a Crayfish but it was unfortunately too small. Loads of colorful fishies and coral under there.
A low pressure system is currently forming on the north west of the country so in order to stay safe, we decided to move and shelter ourselves close by the mainland and avoid the strong easterlies coming tomorrow. Our anchorage tonight is Paroa Bay.
The rest of the journey is very promising.