Tuia 1- Toru ra

Tuia 1- Toru ra

Toru ra From the Good ship R. Tucker Thompson 37 degrees 41.500 minutes South   178 degrees 37.000 minutes East Whangaokeno Motu off the Starboard beam, clearing skies, slight seas, well fed and watered, fresh fruit on deck, recruits scattered about from stem to...
Tuia 250- Leg 1- Tahi ra to Rua ra

Tuia 250- Leg 1- Tahi ra to Rua ra

Rua Ra – Voyage Tauranga to Gisborne Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, sailing along under the Tuia 250 banner.  From the Bay of Islands we hail, Tai Tokerau Kaipuke, voyaging in fresh waters on our way to Gisborne. Departing from the Port of Tauranga...
Tuia 0 – Wha Ra

Tuia 0 – Wha Ra

Thursday morning, dead calm in Lonely Bay, Cooks Cove near Whitianga. Sunny. Yep, a different day to yesterday. Today we have dawdled our way over to Mayor Island, reaching across a light South Easterly breeze. Chynna made chocolate cake. We saw a minke whale, common...
Tuia 0 – Toru Ra

Tuia 0 – Toru Ra

  Greta here, writing from the saloon of ‘R.Tucker Thompson’. Yesterday we flew downwind from Whangarei Heads to Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island. It was the dream sail. We left Smuggler’s Cove at dawn, and watched the sun rise over Taranga...
Tuia 0: Tahi Ra

Tuia 0: Tahi Ra

Ahoy maties! This is Greta Simmonds, back aboard dear old Tucker for my first passage beyond the Bay of Islands in around 25 years. I was part of the partnership that built the ship back in the 1980’s.  I have such a feeling of homecoming. It lifts my heart to...