Kia ora whanau,
Today was a busy day! Trainees woke up early and ready to go, even before the sun came over the hill. Swim, chores and breakfast completed, and it was time to haul anchor and make the most of the 15-20 knots of wind out in the Bay. Trainees worked together to raise the mainsail, foresail, both headsails and even the topsails! We boosted off into the middle grounds with an average speed of 7 knots. Once at the Ninepin, we changed tack and made our way towards our night anchorage at Motuarohia.
Anchor down, and a lunch of Miso soup was slurped up. Then we went ashore to walk up to the lookout platform at the top of the hill and we did our 30 minutes of silence, looking out at the panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Islands.
After that, we played a few games on the grass before going back to the ship, just in time for a shower to pass through. A couple bombs and manu’s were popped and the Fullers Great Sights boat showed up, so trainees put on a show with an awesome haka and got rewarded with a few chocolate bars!
Now we are about to eat our dinner, a big fat pork roast, before we go ashore for a game of spotlight.
Lots of good energy on the ship, and lots of loud laughter going on.
See you tomorrow at 1pm!