We began our day with a scrumptious breakfast in the open-air café. We soaked up beautiful views of the endless ocean. Afterward, we delved into a series of enlightening presentations from our talented staff. First up was a captivating talk by naturalist Ron Leidich on the reproduction cycles of marine life, which shed light on the intricacies and wonders of the underwater world. Following this, photographer Susan gave a breathtaking photo presentation about her travels to Hawaii, highlighting the beauty and culture of the islands. We ended with an informative session on the coconut by naturalist Martin Cohen. We gained insight about its origin, evolution, legends, and various historical and present day uses. Today was filled with learning, discovery, and inspiration.
Heading into the afternoon, cultural specialist Kura Happ led a weaving workshop for passengers, sharing the traditional practice that was historically used for gathering food and creating adornments.
As we continued our journey to Rarotonga, we couldn't help but feel grateful for the opportunity to be on this incredible expedition. The vastness and beauty of the sea never cease to amaze us, and we're eager to see what other marvels lie ahead. We are all in high spirits and looking forward to our adventures ahead.
Photo caption and photographer: Weaving workshop led by Kura Happ. Photo by Ebony Peeni