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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH – 1710 Rima Ra

YTH – 1710 Rima Ra

  This morning we awoke to a grey sky but all leaped in the water for our daily swim. After breakfast duties and we went ashore onto Motu Rua Island to take in the forest and hopefully see some birdlife on the island...

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YTH-1710 Wha ra

YTH-1710 Wha ra

We awoke at 0730 ready to start the morning swim, duties and breakfast. After having an amazing fry-up breakfast we enjoyed a line chase game where we separated into port and starboard teams, lining up on each side of the ship, we called out the many possible sail...

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YTH-1709 tahi ra

Day one is off with a bang! Starting with a yummy lunch of Mac n Cheese, we picked up our final trainee, Jre, from Russell and headed off into the bay. After we put up sails and had an orientation with the ship, Nikki, Cornell and Adrian were straight up the mast into...

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YTH-1708 Ono ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson. Waking in Awaawaroa bay was a little chilly, in the shade for the morning swim. Duties were soon completed, breakfast consumed, anchor up mainsail hoisted and out into the brilliant sunshine and a good looking day. We were...

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YTH-1708 Rima ra

Ahoy friends and family, from the R. Tucker Thompson. Today has been an action packed day starting off with the usual freezing morning bath in the ocean. Chores completed above and below deck, and breakfast devoured, we set off out to sea to drop our scraps past the 3...

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YTH-1708 Wha ra

Ahoy from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, the morning swim was the best start to the morning of the week, calm and cool with the sunrise and promise of blue skies. After a nice toasty shower, the morning duties and a hearty breakfast the trainees were ready to begin...

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YTH-1708 Toru ra

We awoke to the normal routine of the morning swim, before the bad weather arrived then gathered into our cleaning duties which was shortly followed by breakfast. Throughout the day we taught safety at sea, learnt the ropes of the ship, found out a lot about the R...

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YTH-1708 Rua ra

Ahoy from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, cosy up at anchor ready for a wild night and wet day to follow.  We stretched the day out to the maximum, starting with a morning swim in the calm of the sunrise over Pukehuia. Duties and breakfast and anchor up and heading...

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YTH-1708 Kotahi ra

Today has been a really good start to the voyage. With calm seas and sunny skies, we set off from Opua and played a name game on our way over to Moturua Island. After the anchor was dropped, we had a yum lunch of mac’n’cheese to fuel us for our walk around the island....

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YTH-1707 Ono ra

We started the morning off to a light rain shower, but despite that we all eagerly wanted to do the morning swim. We finished the swim with hot showers all round and then headed off to start our normal morning duties. After breakfast we motored to Otiao Bay, launched...

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YTH-1707 Rima ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, we have enjoyed a rain less day with lots of adventures squeezed in after all the class room activities of recent days. Morning swim in calm conditions for the first time and the hint of ra through the high cloud. Anchor up...

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