Voyage Blogs

by | Apr 11, 2012

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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Tahi ra

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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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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Around Cape Brett and into the Bay!

Hello Family and Friends, What a big day! Today started early at 0630. We set sails into the sunrise, our destination the Bay of Islands! The sea and sky was kind to us with nice weather and mostly flat seas. Unfortunate the wind was coming from the northwest – not...

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Rock ‘n’ Roll

Yet another fun filled day aboard the Tucker! After a gentle roll through the night kept us all cozied up like babies in our bunks, it was that most wonderful time of the morning to don our togs and jump in the tide. How refreshing! After hanging out all our wet...

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Urquharts to Tutukaka

Greetings from thy good ship to thy land lubbers. What an amazing day with a lot of things seen and done with our 1st refreshing mineral spa of the trip with Tahua and Rufaro leading the horde in the tide…. Once dried and togs hung up, straight into chores and...

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The First Day Youthtrip1615

Kia Ora, Here we go! The sixteen of us have gone to sea for our magic journey on board the R.Tucker Thompson. For a start, we did our traditional name-game around the steering wheel. Then the Foresail went up, getting our trainees to pull some ropes, giving them a...

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The last supper

From the Good Ship, R. Tucker Thompson, the last dinner, on the last night of our voyage. What an epic day, from dawn where we found ourselves half way to the Poor Knights, Tawhiti Rahi and Aorangi. The sun rising amongst lightening clouds, the ocean calm but for a...

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Too Much !!!

Te ra tua rima Day 5 We awoke to another stunning day today whanau, the sun was shining and the birds were chirping as the kids were flying into the tide for a refreshing morning swim. Once the swim and morning chores were done the crew and trainees all enjoyed a...

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Top Sail sailing

Te ra tua wha And what a glorious day it was whanau, after the ritualistic morning swim the kids got stuck into their chores as a delicious breakfast (porridge) was made by Wayne it was quickly and eagerly devoured by the trainees, after this we took advantage of the...

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Misty sail

The day came in beautiful for our morning mineral spa, so we decided to head around the Cape as we’re ending our voyage in Marsden Cove. With breakfast and dishes out of the way, we weighed anchor and hoisted the mainsail and foresail. Alas, there was no wind, but...

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YTH-1614: Rua ra

Rua Ra Kia ora from the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson, where we are keeping busy between showers. The morning swim started our day in calm conditions and duties were out of the way as breakfast was ready, perfect. Then all hands on deck as we went through the hoisting...

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