The Tucker returned safely from Whangarei in the early hours of the morning, and the Soren Larsen returned in from the Bay. A wonderful sight greeted us today, these two ships beside each other at the historic port of Opua.
On board the Soren was Tod Thompson, at the wharf in Opua was Russell Harris, both builders of our good shipthe R.Tucker Thompson. In 1987-1988, both the Soren and the Tucker sailed round the world together for the first fleet re-enactment, with Russell and Tod on board the Tucker.
We were invited for a cup of tea on board our old friend – unfortunately the youngsters were due in within the hour and there was no time to spare for socialising today. Next time maybe!
How great it was to see them together again today as the ship got ready to head off for our first youth voyage.