Day 2

Log: 9/3

Kia ora e hoa mā! Yesterday afternoon we brought everything onboard that we'll need to have  for the next 10 days (including a lot of kai) and set out into the great blue yonder. The afternoon and evening was spent learning about the ship and a little bit more about each other. We woke up bright and early for a swim this morning and are now kicking into learning how to climb our rigging and speak sailor (yarrrrr). I have a felling this is going to be a pretty epic adventure!

Day 3

Log: 11/3

Kia ora ano, we went for a lovely sail yesterday afternoon to Martin's Bay where we spent the night. After another refreshing morning swim and a hearty brekky, we got the day started with a clean up and some fun games to really get to know each other. We then learnt some salty sailor things like chartwork and some knots. We had some decent wind this arvo which we used to sail to Matheson Bay just south of Leigh. The weather was far too lovely (even with a bit of rain) to not go for an afternoon swim and now it's nearly time for dinner to round out another epic day. Everyone stoked and happy on board.

Day 5

Log: 12/3

Tēnā koutou, we thought that Te Kohuroa (Matheson's Bay) was a pretty cool spot to go ashore for an explore and we weren't wrong. We headed ashore to ave a run around, play a few games and went for a little hikoi up the Kohuroa Stream track to a cool little waterfall where some even had a swim. After getting back to he ship, we had some kai and set some sails for our passage to Aotea (Great Barrier Island), passing the majestic Te Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier) on our way. We'll spend the next few days exploring what this beautiful motu has to offer. There's still lots more fun to be had!

Day 9

Log: 16/3

Kia Ora e hoa mā.                                                         

Since our last update we have had plenty of adventures. Starlit night stows, beach cleaning, raft building, learning how to tack the ship, a cool hikoi, small boat sailing and overcoming fears.

Yesterday we were treated to an awesome display by our Manta Ray friends as we approached Te Hauturu-o-Toi. Very special.
Some more learning and a well earned moi in the afternoon topped off a pretty cool day.