Voyage Blogs

by | Apr 11, 2012

Around the corner

Around the corner

Busy was our day after a gorgeous, clear night spent in Mahinepua, gently rocked to sleep by the lazy swell rolling in. Hunter led the mineral spa jump off the side this morning, followed by the rest who weren’t quite brave enough to be the first one in the water....

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Whaling and Sailing

Whaling and Sailing

Evening Family, Whanau and Friends, Today we had another day of special meetings and exploration. After the usual morning routines, we went ashore near where we were anchored, a place called Butler’s Point. Tim had organised for us to meet the caretakers at the Museum...

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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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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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the start of a new journey

Kia ora whanau from thy good ship! After we left the wharf we played the name game, general rules and orientation of the ship to familiarise our enthusiastic trainees with their new home and expectations for the week. Once settled in, lunch was served with all crew...

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All got the bracelet

Kia Ora Whanau, Today, we woke up to nice sunshine and had our morning swim. The training crew set sail out the sea from Waipiro Bay, and taking the Albert Channel to sailed finally toward Waewaetorea. We anchored there for an hour, they all went caving and showed...

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Awesome Sailed day

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, in the Bay adventuring the day away. From the morning swim way up Te Puna Inlet we waited for the shower cloud to disperse with some class work in Tides, Moon, Clouds and Weather. Then it was all hands on deck for a full sail...

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