Wha ra , Maraetai

From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson on passage once more. So we managed to navigate our way from Man O War bay, rejoining the fleet in the channel off Maretai. Foresail hoisted for stability engine providing the power. The southwesterly right on the nose giving...
Tuia 250- Leg 3, Toru ra.

Tuia 250- Leg 3, Toru ra.

Toru ra Tuia 250  Whitianga to Maraetai From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, aue.  Apologies for lateness of this but we had a huge day yesterday coming up the coast. We were up and tackling duties having breakfast doing dishes preparing for a big day at sea. Then...

Tuia 250 AKL-WHG Rua Ra

Rua Ra From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. At sea once more after loading trainees yesterday afternoon, a quiet night at the dock we woke to duties on board. Sweep and mop below decks and polish the brass of compass, skylight and hatch brass. A hearty breakfast was...
Toru Ra Tuia 250 AKL-WHG

Toru Ra Tuia 250 AKL-WHG

Toru Ra  Auckland to Whangarei From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson, secure in Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island. From arriving after 2000 (8pm) last night we tidied ship and before settling down the Trainees had a game of hide and seek well into the early night. A...
Tuia 250: Leg 2 – Tua ra-Toru ra

Tuia 250: Leg 2 – Tua ra-Toru ra

FIRST DAY With the ship all ready and spic and span, the Tuia 250 voyage crew arrived at 4:30pm. On arrival they settled into their bunks, unpacked their bags and got to meet their fellow voyage companions. We all introduced ourselves up on deck. Being already quite...