Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker Thompson,
Day 2 of our adventure commenced with a refreshing early morning pre breakfast swim off the ship.
In their teams the trainees conducted chores to make the whole ship clean and fresh.
Next a successful morning learning the Principles of Sailing with skipper Frank, with points of sail to the wind and learning the “rules of the road.”
Everyone got the opportunity to climb aloft with Zamara completing a personal challenge.
Then Line handing lessons gave the trainees a chance to identify the sails, with their corresponding lines and practice using them. Luca assisted one of the crew climbing aloft furling the topsail.
A well earned warming and yummy sausage sizzle was devoured for lunch.
Giving extra energy for Robin, Hayley along with a crew member to challenge themselves with success to untie the gaskets on the topsail, whilst underway to get “The Tucker” up to speed to Urupukapuka island.
Sailing with some swell was challenging for some but we made it safe and sound to Entico Bay/Otaio Bay for evening.
The Tucker Express delivered us to shore for a change of pace. Game time, a loop hike to the Pa and with time to contemplate our adventure with a gorgeous view of the Waewaetorea island.
Back to the ship for a last burst of energy, for some on the rope swing from the ship into the water, giving us all multiple showers. Whilst Luca assisted aloft once again putting the sails to bed, by stowing the top sails. Congratulations.
A lovely end to the day with tasty dinner, beautifully serenaded by Kameta on the ukulele.