Kia Ora Whanau,
Today we set off the home dock just after midday. Our new recruits settled in aboard just in time to hoist our mainsail and get us cruising out the channel. We played a few icebreakers and went through an orientation of the ship, as the wind filled in from the western shores.
Eloise was working hard down below in the galley and managed to dish up a delicious mac and cheese for the greenhorn crew.
By 2 o’clock we were ready to drop the anchor and we chose the beautiful Awawaroa Bay, on Moturua Island as our resting spot for the night, kindly sheltering us from the wind. We lowered the dinghy together and headed ashore, with the ambition to go explore. After a few more games on the beach, familiarizing ourselves with each other, we set off through the bush to circumnavigate the island.
After a successful mission, we made a radio call to the mothership to collect us from the beach. Back aboard we set the dinner table and tucked into a lasagna that Ness had been storming up. A tired but excited crew gathered in the salon and we set out some goals for the week.
Oiche bha (goodnight in Gaelic)