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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, 1998

Saturday 16th February

Saturday 16th February

Got up at 7 am. Weather showing signs of clearing up from the SW. Skipper cooked breakfast while Mate went ashore and filled water beakers at the cave. Got under weigh soon after breakfast and ran down towards Motueka, calling around into Marahau, Sandy Bay etc. Left Kaiteriteri about 1 pm and ran down with the sea breeze till off Riwaka, where we met a stiff souwester. Had to take in jib and tuck down a couple of reefs, the first since leaving Nelson. Beat down to Motueka and, being too early on the tide, we anchored just inside the buoy and did not get to the wharf till 5 pm. After putting the ship straight went up to the village and called on the Leslie family. Found Mr Leslie and two of his daughters, the others being away at a picnic. They at once got us tea and when that was over the other members of the family returned and we spent a very pleasant evening, leaving soon after midnight. Turned in at 1 am after a second supper on board.