Yesterday afternoon we got stuck into learning the ship, climbing the rig and heading away from the wharf to anchor up in the harbour for our first night. Today we have been doing more learning before getting stuck into some good Cook Strait sailing. Currently making good progress towards the calm waters of Port Underwood. Troops all keen and in great spirits.
We have decided to celebrate new years day or December 32nd instead. We have had a nice sail around to Queen Charlotte sound, troops currently ashore exploring and finding cool bird species on a predator free island before relocating to Ship Cove, expect to have a later night tonight.
Had a pretty cool day yesterday, beach cleaning and doing some tacking practice, not the three weeks worth that Cook apparently had done in these waters 250 years earlier but enough to get them working well as a team. Today is a great day for a hīkoi in the beautiful ngahere (forest) of Queen Charlotte.
We had a pretty cool day yesterday conquering fears, rig climbing and small boat sailing. Today we hope to have one final sail before we get into trainee day tomorrow - that's the day the crew hands over the ship for the trainees to run everything!