Day 3

Log: 25 SEPTEMBER

Voyage 850 is off to a great start. We spent the first day in the beautiful sheltered waters of Tamaki Strait, a great place to learn the routines, rig climb and sail setting practise. The troops really enjoyed a midday swim, felt like summer had come early. Today we are heading East, more sailing and plan to find a great spot to get ashore this avo.

Day 4

Log: 27 SEPTEMBER

Kia Ora, We had a pretty sweet sail out to Barrier today, loads of birds, sea life, great to see the Hauraki Gulf looking alive. Troops all loving it. 

Day 5

Log: 28 SEPTEMBER

Morena Whānau
We had a busy day yesterday, tacking practice, learning more about the sails, swimming, a fire drill and a navigation tutorial. Today looks set to be equally busy with small boat sailing, more learning and a chance to conquer fears up the mast. This evening we hope to get ashore for dinner which is always a highlight.

Day 7

Log: 30 SEPTEMBER

Kia Ora everyone

Kia Ora everyone. Had a nice walk in the rain yesterday, great chance to get right back to nature for mental health awareness week. Today is about snugging down the ship for a good old-fashioned bit of sailing back towards Kawau Bay. Should be a great sail just a tad wet perhaps. Think the troops are also looking forward to a much needed nap later today.