The Braveheart is considerbly smaller than the Claymore, it is marginally longer than 2 longerboats end to end!
There is a team effort to unload the luggage by both hand and a crane (a pile of junk was in a net and that was lifted by the crane)
In the garden not far from where we sat are 2 items from the bounty - first the bell
After lunch we decide to go for a swim down the landing again in the hope that we would spot the turtles (as there has been sightings of them in the afternoon but no one has yet managed to get a photo of them as they are quick!).
As soon as we got there they were there 2 of them but they quickly left and I think a third one was there or one of the original 2 had returned only to quickly leave again! But I did manage to get a shot of one (the smaller one)
Also with the turtles was blue bottles so they got the broom out and Kim got in his Kayak to collect most of them, once we thought the area was free of them we slowly got in (there was still one or 2!) out in the middle of the landing there was none so I hung around there in the hope the turtles would return.
Neil and Lea Ann put on their snorkels and mask and went a looking for the turtles and fish, while I swam with the kids who were diving for rocks that I threw.
After I got out the kids and Neil decide to jump of the jetty ... Turika and Bradley did these impressive big jumps from the highest part of the jetty ...
While we were there Dad found, what he called, a genuine stainless steel bolt and he insisted it was from the bounty ... what do you think?
Later on that evening the Claymore was returning back to Mangareva on its' passenger run, since I was cooking dinner I sent Neil back down to the Landing to video and photograph the departure ... he missed the long boats coming out of the shed but got the loading, out to the ship and then the long boats going back in the shed.
Here is the boat coming off the ramp and into the water (where we had previously been swimming!) this process is quite quick unlike the old days where they had no winch and no outboard motor and only a team of 14 rowers!
and here is the long boat going out to the Claymore ... (this will be us next Sunday)