41° 15' South
173° 16' East
Wind S'LY at 10kts, fine and warm.
Ahoy Ye Lubbers!

We have arrived in NZ at last, berthing at Nelson this morning at 1000. On arrival we cleared Customs and Quarantine, completed immigration formalities and cleaned ship in preparation for leave.

After another of Sammi's awesome lunches we finished tidying up the ship and very shortly (about 1300) we will be granting leave so that everyone can get ashore and have a look around the local area.

Tomorrow we will be having a late start with brunch at 0900, \happy Hour\" and final preparations for getting underway. We will depart tomorrow at 1400 fro French Pass, which is the entry point for the world famous Malborough Sounds.

Until tomorrow, shipmates,

Yous Aye


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"