Thursday, 24 August 2017

Barefoot Sailing

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This afternoon we jumped aboard the SV Kopiko run by Barefoot Sailing Adventures. Our Skipper Luke and his partner Rachael greeted us on the shore before explaining how the Catamaran worked and fitting us with our life jackets.
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We then set off from Waitangi and sailed through the beautiful water, enjoying both the calm seas by the shore and the rougher waves further out, which at times had us squealing with delight as we hit particularly large waves! We particularly enjoyed the way that they had made the catamaran extra comfy, by getting us to relax on beanbags - what an awesome way to spend an afternoon!

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After some time, Luke invited some of our tamariki to support him to hoist the sails. They had such a wonderful time participating in this way and felt proud to have played a part in the sailing of the ship.
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As we once again approached calmer waters, Rachael came out with hot chocolate and biscuits, which warmed us all from the sea breeze. With our hot drinks warming our bellies, we broke out into some of the waiata we had been practicing throughout the trip and it was great to see Sarah from Adventure for Good joining in as well. We all felt very content peacefully sailing along at this point.

Finally we pulled up on the shore at Russell and Luke put down the anchor. As we climbed back on the shore we were greeted by Ms Card and Michael from Adventure for Good, who drove us back to our base camp.

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