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YTH 2113 Ono ra

YTH 2113 Ono ra

It was a beautiful sunny start to this morning’s routine as the trainees completed their morning swim and duties before enjoying breakfast. After breakfast we hoisted anchor and motored up the river to Limestone Island. On arrival we enjoyed a beautiful fettuccine...

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YTH 2113 rima ra

YTH 2113 rima ra

Kia ora whanau, Hari huritau to Wano! Today we had a bit of a sleep in, with the sounds of rain on the deck and wind whistling through the rigging. Once the rain shower stopped, we were all on deck for our morning wash in our big bath called the ocean. Then it was...

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YTH 2113 wha ra

YTH 2113 wha ra

Ahoy from the R. Tucker T. We have sure covered some miles today! Morning swim was started off by Rawhiti this morning. Then duties were completed, and breakfast eaten. With the wind gentle and the sun shining, it was a perfect time for trainees to have a go at the...

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YTH 2113 toru ra

YTH 2113 toru ra

Kia ora whanau, What an epic day we have had. We woke up to the sun coming over the hill in the beautiful Whangaruru harbour. Zhynaliyah was the first in for morning swim. Once everyone had gone for a dip, the duties were completed. Then breakky was consumed and...

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YTH 2113 Day 2

YTH 2113 Day 2

It was a beautiful sunny morning out here on the water with the trainees entering the deep blue just after 7:30am for their morning swims followed by a quick hot shower, after the morning duties and a decent brekkie we hoisted anchor and set a course towards the hole...

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YTH-2113 Tahi Ra

YTH-2113 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora friends and whanau of the R Tucker Thompson, A delightful day one. The ship comes to life when we get a new bunch of trainees onboard and we are all fizzing for the week ahead. After we left the wharf, we played a name...

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YTH 2112 Ono Ra

YTH 2112 Ono Ra

Kia ora Whanau of the good ship, the ship where the youth experience a unique adventure and challenge themselves, all with the uppermost happiness. My name is Ness and tonight I’m going to write my last blog before our maintenance project. At this exact time, we are...

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YTH-2112 Rima Ra

YTH-2112 Rima Ra

Kia Ora Whanau, Today was one of those absolutely magic days onboard. We woke up a little bit early this morning (at 6.45 (gasp)) to fit the usual morning routines in.  At around 8:30am we hauled anchor and moved over to the Russell wharf. At 9:30 we began to welcome...

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YTH-2112 Wha Ra

YTH-2112 Wha Ra

Kia Ora whanau, What a day. We went for a colder then usual swim this morning. After duties we made our way out of Whangaroa harbor and went for a huuuuuuuge sail. It was the first day stepping into our team roles, in preparation for our visitors tomorrow. We did some...

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YTH2112 Toru Ra

YTH2112 Toru Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Today we woke up in the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour and were welcomed by it’s wonderful waters with our morning swim. First thing we geared up for a hike up Dukes Nose and took in the beautiful surroundings. After lunch we set just...

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YTH-2112 Rua Ra

YTH-2112 Rua Ra

Kia Ora whanau of the good ship R Tucker Thompson, Today has been an absolute epic day. After a lovely night sheltered in the other side of the bay, anchored is pulled up straight after breaky. And we covered some long miles all the way up until… Whangaroa Harbour. We...

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