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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH-1704 Ono Ra

YTH-1704 Ono Ra

Ono Ra Ahoij from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, with a ship full of happy faces, stories, memories of the week past, and contemplate the excitement of tomorrow’s homecoming. 1400 at Marsden Cove remember!!! Today started with the traditional morning splash and...

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YTH-1704 Rima Ra

YTH-1704 Rima Ra

Hello again from the seafarers. Today we awoke at 0600 before the dawn. Up anchor and away with warm hot chocolates in hand to watch the sun rise as we set out towards the Poor Knights Islands. As the sun rose, we were escorted by a friendly pod of Common Dolphins,...

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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-1704 Wha Ra

Kia Ora friends and family. It was a clear blue sky as we awoke for our refreshing morning dip. Chores were a breeze and breakfast went down well before we lowered the dinghy and made our way to the beach at Mimiwhangata. To make the most of the nice soft sand we...

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YTH – 1704 Toru Ra

Hey folks, We have begun our journey down the coast! Tonight we are anchored near Mimiwhangata Peninsular after sailing along in a stiff breeze and making great time. The morning started as usual, swim, duties and breakfast, followed by a lesson in basic navigation...

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YTH-1704 Rua Ra

Hello all ye Land Lubbers ashore, Our day began with the traditional morning swim to wake everyone up. Then the Trainees were introduced to morning duties, scrubbing the decks, polishing the brass and cleaning below decks. After a warm breakfast it was time to begin...

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YTH-1704 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora Whanau. Today we welcomed 12 new trainees aboard. After our farewells with family and friends, we cast off of Opua wharf where we set the foresail and made our way towards Moturua Island. Along the way we introduced the trainees to each other with the name...

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Ono Ra

Hello Everyone, Day six and our last full day on the ship. Sadly we had to say an early good bye to Chantelle who was feeling quite unwell and she got the best service fast ride back to her family onshore. We hope to see her again someday. Today, snorkelling in the...

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Rima Ra

Hello Family and Friends, Our fifth day out and finally we see the sun again! We set sail after the normal morning routine. The trainees are becoming well skilled at hauling the anchored, checking the engine, and raising the sails. By the time we rounded Okahu Island,...

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Wha ra

We decided the trainees could have a slight sleep in today due to the gloomy weather. As everyone awoke it was only seconds before they got into the water, excited to have their nice warm morning shower. We continued with the morning duties before our delicious...

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Toru Ra

We awoke at 0700 hrs to grey skies with a bit of swell. The day got under way with a refreshing morning swim followed by a hot shower, then it was taking care of ”house keeping” with the rostered trainees scrubbing the ship above and below decks with Chantelle setting...

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Rua Ra

The sky was a crimson red as we awoke at 0700 hours for our first morning swim. Samuel was first in off the rope swing. Chores were eagerly completed by everyone with Ben and Te Aorewa ensuring the brass was immaculate! After breakfast was devoured and the dishes put...

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