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by | Apr 11, 2012

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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YTH-1704 Wha Ra

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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Tahi Ra

Good evening friends and family! Our first day on the ship has nearly finished. The Trainees have learned a lot in the first few hours on board. After leaving Opua Wharf, four sails were set under the guidance of the crew. Then it was all learning about the ship and...

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Ono ra

Today we had a super action packed day. We woke up at 6:15am, raised anchor and set sail. With a hot choccy in hand, we watched the sun rise, accompanied by a lone dolphin looking for some friends. After completing our morning chores while underway, we had a yummy fry...

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Rima Ra – Moturoa

We began the day to the sun shining and the trainees once again eager to enter the deep blue known as our backyard for the week. After a hot shower, morning duties and an amazing breakfast the morning was spent teaching the trainees all we know about navigation, here...

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Wha Ra – The Cave

Hi all! As we anchored last night in darkness, we had the fun of waking up to a new view, and a refreshing (for some) swim. The trainees are working in very well, and we were able to depart our anchorage early - heading for Waewaetorea Passage, under motor whilst we...

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Toru Ra – A Big Day

We awoke to a line of eager trainees ready to start the day with the morning swim. The morning duties were then put into place after everyone enjoyed a nice warm shower, followed by breakfast. The trainees took charge and hoisted the sails with the leadership of Ben,...

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Ra Tahi – Passage to Motu Rua

Hello Family and Friends! I am writing to say we are all well on board. There will be no reception to send this at our destination later today. We are currently under sail, using the Mainsail, Foresail and both Headsails, averaging 4 knots, on the way the shelter of...

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Tahi ra

Today we welcomed our new trainees on board! After saying goodbye to all the families, we set sail towards Te Puna inlet in the rain with Emma taking the helm and the rest of the trainees hoisted the mainsail, foresail and the inner jib (headsail). While we sailed we...

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Ono ra

From the good ship R Tucker Thompson. We started the day off with the usual morning swim, a soak under the steaming hot shower followed by the morning duties while we waited for our enjoyable breakfast of baked beans on toast. After breakfast we continued a couple...

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Rima ra

Rima ra From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson a very good evening, after what has been another eventful day. The first event was the Dawn Service, with our wreath made of baggy wrinkles and a large poppy, we recited the ode, then had the last post played while we...

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