Had breakfast on board, a nice full English, don’t think i’ll be seeing many of these at sea !! Said goodbye to Dave and Annie who were heading home south of Auckland. Poric had some jobs to do so dished them out to the crew, i got to strip and paint part of the furler, go half way up the missen mast to remove the light fitting and wash some lines. That earnt me two beers, a beef stew and a couple of glasses of red. Discussed our journey ahead and time at sea then it was an early night, 10 o’clock seemed to be the norm as there is little to do after dinner on a boat apart from read and write blogs. Night all.