It's voyage Day!

Log: 26/2

The ship is ready to head off on this sunny Auckland day. Check back for more voyage updates once we're underway.

Day 2

Log: 28/2

Tēnā koutou katoa. Getting under way yesterday it felt good to leave the wharf and begin the adventure. After anchoring at Motu Ihe for the night we spent the morning getting a taste of climbing and how to do it safely before setting off on our 1st sail all the way up to kawau island. Once anchored at Bon Accord the team jumped over the side for a refreshing swim.

dAY 3

Log: 29/2

The team had another awesome day today. Straight after clean up we paddled ashore at Mansion house bay to stretch their legs and play some games. On arrival back at the ship we set sail in a very light southerly and headed round to Te Hawere-A-Maki/Goat island for a swim with the Marine life in the reserve. Ill let them tell you about the wonderful creatures they bumped into while there. Finishing the day with Dinner on deck to enjoy the colourful sun set as we carried on to Aotea/Great Barrier Is.

Day 4

Log: 3/3

The weather is turning it on for us. Yesterday as there was no wind the team went for a bit of a hike in the Glenfern sanctuary then up to a waterfall for a swim. On getting back it was too beautiful day to not go for a rope swing. Today we had our first day of proper wind (Southerly 12 knots, not much but the most we've had all trip!) so we set sail headed out towards Hauturu then tacked back in to Bowling alley Bay. the troops are currently swimming through a cave in there. Every one is Bonding well and making the most of the adventure. we're seeing some great teamwork and they're learning lots. Hei kona ra.

Day 6

Log: 5/3

Kia ora koutou. Since my last message we've been on the move again. After the caves we headed back to Smoke house bay and the team enjoyed a dinner ashore with singing and marshmallows before paddling back under a starry sky. The next morning after a swim, breaky and a clean up we set sail again in light southerlies for Motu Rekareka. A lovely spot made famous in recent history by a sailor/writer Jonny Wray whos failed attempt at creating a small boat harbour left us with a the wreck of the Rewa.

Here the troops are enjoying sailing the luggers and climbing to the top of the mast. with a rope swing and water slide thrown in to boot.