Everyone enjoyed chicken with satay sauce and rice and vegetables for dinner last night. Some trainees had not tasted the peanut butter sauce before and it was a big hit!
The last of the vhf radio operators course was completed too. Only one more day to study and revise before the big exam on day 6.
There was time also for the Tucker Thompson word search which Max won, eagerly taking the winning peanut slab.
And then it was time for bed and highs and lows. Of course the big high for the day was the opportunity to snorkel at the Poor Knights. The trainees also enjoyed getting up at 4am which was all part of the great adventure, especially with such an amazing sunrise.
Everyone was asleep by 9.30pm. A good day had by all.

Another bright, sunny and cold morning greeted us. Morning swims enjoyed by all in front of Tutukaka harbour. Nadine (with some encouragement) did a running jump this morning into the water (well done Nadine!) where as Josaia didn’t want to get out.
After chores and breakfast it was time for revision for the vhf course and then it was time to go. Everyone very very keen to have a proper fish so today is the day.

With Ben at the helm we lifted the anchor, set all the sails and said goodbye to Tutukaka. We motor sailed a little way and then turned the engine off. Unfortunately there is not a lot of wind today and we slowed to a 1.5knot speed. Wallowing in the sea we entertained ourselves with some games on deck and some trainees did some baking. After an hour it was decided to drop sails and motor to ocean beach for a spot of fishing and some lunch.
Unfortunately there was no luck at our first fishing spot except for Nadine who caught a gurnard and so we headed for another. It was a bit slow at first but we eventually managed to catch some good sized snapper.
With the sun going down and the temperature dropping we headed off. We are staying in either Smugglers or Urquharts Bay tonight.