41° 15' South
174° 16' East
Wind - Southerly 30 knots, swell (outside at sea) 2m, overcast and cool.
Ahoy Me Hearties,

On the Wellington-bound leg at last - here to tell you about her day is YC Liz:

Hola readers, family and friends!
We've had an exciting day today on and off the good 'ol endeavour. We stopped off Anakiwa to visit the Kiwi Outward Bound School..We were lucky enough to get a tour and man I tell you, we've got it good on board, warm showers, no 3k run each morning... it all looked quite challenging. We also got to see their rock climbing cliff, a good 10 min walk up hill .. I think that most kiwi's must be part mountain goat what with how steep their hills are. We also got to see their High Ropes Course. Awesome.

The Boy's have been having fun cooking up BBQ's for the entire crew all pre-preared by the wonderfull Sammy.. speaking of wich ... dinner is up!
So this is Liz, signing off.

We are off to Wellington tonight - at about 2200 we will weigh anchor and head out of the Tory Channel into Cook Strait and a 30 knot southerly - cool.

Tomorrow we have a half day sail with some Kiwi's invited by the Australian High Commission, after which we will anchor in \Windy Wellington\" Harbour overnight.

Until tomorrow, shipmates,

Yours Aye,


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer

ps. hi Mum, Dad, Catherine, Emma, Ness and Crossy"