Kia Ora Whanau of the good ship R Tucker Thompson
Finally, some sunshine. A delightful fresh morning swim opened our day followed by the classic after breakfast routines. The plan today involved a lot of sailing and practice to maneuver the ship. Billy and Lerisah went up to the top of the mast to release our top sails before the anchor had to be pulled up.
Kailani and Saul steered our vessel to Marsden Cross where we went to stretch our legs with a walk, some beach games but also some New Zealand history. In fact, on Christmas day in 1814, the first ever church service took place by Samuel Marsden.
The ambiance onboard is really satisfying, everyone is cheerful and grateful to be among our Whanau. Ardyn and Daisy are quite often around the galley to give us their precious help cooking meals.
Anchor is pulled up again to head towards our final anchorage tonight; Crowles bay just around the corner .
Last day tomorrow unfortunately .