Voyage Blogs

by | Apr 11, 2012

toru ra

toru ra

Kia Ora all,   The trainees were eagerly waiting on deck at 0700 hours this morning for their refreshing dip. After chores were completed and a hot breakfast was devoured we went straight into some lessons. We split the trainees into 2 groups where we filled...

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rua ra

rua ra

Kiaora Whanau Our first morning was warm and sunny, compared to last night’s wet and cloudy evening. Mataora couldn’t wait to be the first in the water and everyone followed behind fuelled with adrenaline and excitement, Jay enjoyed having the rope swing to himself....

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Samuel’s experience was overwhelmingly positive, he is still talking about the voyage. It has impacted his life significantly, and I suspect in years to come he will reflect on this experience as a pivotal point in his development.

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Tahi ra

Kia Ora Whanau, The weather was stunning as we cast off of Opua wharf at 1200 hours with 11 fresh trainees to start the winter youth season. With the foresail raised, we made our way down the channel towards Moturua Island. Along the way we broke the ice with a name...

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Final Post for 2016 voyages

Our final night on the ship; Pork roast is cooking for dinner, The trainees are cleaning the deck after a long day of island hiking and diving for kina and mussels, The last of the long summer-like sun is fading into the west. Soon all will gather for class and fill...

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Around the corner

Busy was our day after a gorgeous, clear night spent in Mahinepua, gently rocked to sleep by the lazy swell rolling in. Hunter led the mineral spa jump off the side this morning, followed by the rest who weren’t quite brave enough to be the first one in the water....

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Whaling and Sailing

Evening Family, Whanau and Friends, Today we had another day of special meetings and exploration. After the usual morning routines, we went ashore near where we were anchored, a place called Butler’s Point. Tim had organised for us to meet the caretakers at the Museum...

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te ra whai matauranga / the day of knowledge

Kia ora whanau We are again now anchored for the night in Mangonui Harbour after a beautiful and inspirational day. It started in the morning with our usual routine of swimming, cleaning and breakfast but we had big plans. So after breakfast, we left the harbour to...

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Mangonui

Apologies for day one and 2 being published at once, we've been experiencing technical difficulties onboard, but should be good now! Te ra tua rua Kia ora whanau from the Good Ship, R. Tucker Thompson. Just like yesterday it is another cracker of a day. After the kids...

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day 1

Aue ataahua i tenei ra Kia ora everyone from the Good Ship R Tucker Thompson. Yes it has been a beautiful day after a hearty send off at Whangaroa. The trainees hoisting sails on departure with Latesha and Shontelle sharing the helm, as the wind filled in and breath...

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Tucker Olympics 2016

After an action packed evening playing spotlight last night, we moved the good ship under the cover of the stars and milky way, to our sheltered anchorage of Orokawa for the night. While underway, we had an impromptu lesson on stars, planets and constellations as the...

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an other GOOD day ;0

Kia Ora all !!! We rocked our day today, from 0830 until now… From Hurangi Inlet, we did our morning swim and duties, enjoyed breakfast and then splited in port and starboard, they went into navigation class so that on Friday they all will be able to bring back the...

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