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by | Apr 11, 2012

Our new Whare

Our new Whare

Today was a really special day, one that has been over 30 years in the making. It was the first time that we were allowed to occupy our new home which is being built by Far North Holdings at the end of the wharf. A key driver for the new premises was to be able to do...

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Yth 1813 Ono ra

Yth 1813 Ono ra

It was an eight o’clock sleep in for the trainees this morning after our late night at the bon fire in Chynna Bay. The trainees were straight into the water once the skipper had woken then slowly made their way to their morning duties which was followed by a delicious...

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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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Yth 1813 Rima Ra

It was a beautiful morning to enjoy our morning swim with Skye being first in the water quickly followed by Terry-Jack. Once everyone was recovered under a hot shower it was straight into the usual morning duties and then breakfast. The breakfast dishes were cleared...

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YTH-1813 Wha ra

This morning was a six o’clock wake up to the trainees' surprise. We hoisted anchor and followed the radar out of deep water cove. By the time we exited the cove the sun was coming over the horizon and the trainees came up stairs single-handedly one by one and sleepy...

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YTH 1813 Toru ra

Ahoy from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today has been a hard earning and stamina building day with blue skies and lots of sun. Our day started off at 0715 with a morning wakeup swim in the brisk ocean lead by Skye, Julian and Connor, shortly after everyone plunged...

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YTH-1813 Rua ra

Nga mihi nui from thy good ship to thy land lubbers alas what a glorious day it has been. Our day started like many other trips before, with our first refreshing mineral spa. Ethan taking the plunge followed closely by Connor, Zach, Tamatu and TJ. Once the worst part...

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Yth 1813 Tahi ra

  The trainees were first asked to hoist the fore sail after leaving the wharf. Once that was completed the trainees gathered around the helm to play the name game. The trainees then had the chance to unpack their bunks and make themselves at home. Once...

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YTH-1812 Ono ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, a day started in darkness and will end the same, fitting it all into the last full day. From Deep Water Cove with stars still above we motored out towards Motukokako, Piercy island, “the hole in the rock”. A side passage out...

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YTH-1812 Rima ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, not yet on anchor, on passage to Deep Water Cove for the night. The day started with a swim noticeably warmer on deck with no wind to chill the benefit of the warm shower. Duties before breakfast, then off with the dishes...

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YTH 1812 Wha ra

Ahoj friends and family of the R. Tucker! Today we started off with another classic morning swim, Quintin being the first in the water.  Then it was time again to polish the brass, sweep and mop, clean the head and scrub the decks. Chores out of the way, breakfast was...

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YTH-1811 Toru ra

Ahoj, from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, back at anchor in Orokawa after a hectic day on the high seas. After the swim in morning sun and dry decks they were soon awash with scrubbing and buckets of water, the brasso up on deck to polish up the brightwork for the...

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