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YTH-1612: Hiding in Whangaruru

YTH-1612: Hiding in Whangaruru

Waking this morning, the ship and crew are well up and tucked in the Whangaruru Harbour after seeking shelter from the overnight storm. The swim was cancelled this morning as the southerly gale swept the decks. Breakfast after duties then into the classroom for...
YTH-1612: Down the coast

YTH-1612: Down the coast

Kia Ora … Today was the first full day on board the good ship, with our morning mineral spa lead by ours truly Skipper Tim, followed closely by Bayley. Seeing that the water really wasn’t that bad, one by one, the rest jumped in, hot shower had and towels hung out to...
YTH-1612 Day 1

YTH-1612 Day 1

Greetings from the R Tucker Thompson to thy land lubbers…. finally left the wharf after a 6 week maintenance period all shipshape and tidy. With favourable wind the Foresail was hoisted as we headed out to the Bay. The trainees gathered around the helm as we...
Rounding Motukokaku – Cape Brett

Rounding Motukokaku – Cape Brett

After breakfast with blue skies and sun the trainees all went for a snorkel on White Reef , a shallow snorkel to investigate the beautiful fish life within the Deep Water Cove Reserve. Fish were fed with kina and some collected for a feed. The swing was out and...
Last day of YTH-1607

Last day of YTH-1607

Today we got up while it was still dark and instead of a morning swim, we raised the anchor and set out into the bay. As everyone set the sails there was a beautiful sunrise. Then we turned the motor off so it was quiet while we had hot chocolates and watched the...