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...
1908 P2 Toru Ra

1908 P2 Toru Ra

Urquarts Bay, 35*50.790’s, 174*31.787’e Good evening family and friends. Today we finished the final coastal leg of this voyage down the coast and are now safely anchored up in Whangarei Harbour. Our day began with sunshine and a swim with Bianca...
YTH 1908 P2 Rua Ra

YTH 1908 P2 Rua Ra

Ahoy from the Tucker T Another lovely day enjoying the sunshine and making our way down the coast Our morning started at 0730 hrs for a morning swim in the ocean. Shortly after followed morning duties and breakfast. Once dishes were done we journeyed ashore in the...
YTH1908 Part 2 Day 1

YTH1908 Part 2 Day 1

Admirals Bay, Whangaruru.  35*22.21’s ,174*21.23’e Good evening to those ashore! We have just dropped anchor in the serene Whangaruru Harbour. All Aboard are well and the evening is has a beautiful golden glow.   We departed Opua today, for the second time for...
Yth 1913 Ono ra

Yth 1913 Ono ra

7am start with a fresh dip in the pool. Straight to morning duties before devouring a delicious breakfast. We hoisted anchor and set a course for the hole in the rock. On arrival we launched the tender and gave the trainees an up close tour of the hole and the cave....