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YTH-2013 Rima Ra

YTH-2013 Rima Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson Anchored in Oke Bay last night, there was a bit of a swell on the beach and everyone got wet when we went ashore, that was a good start and then the ship rolled a fair bit throughout the night so there was a few slow sleepy...

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YTH-2013 Wha Ra

YTH-2013 Wha Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson This blog was written by Piper Today we began with a dip in the water off Orokawa Bay, then motored over to Roberton Island. There we swam in the warm lagoon, rock climbed on steep rock faces then had some delicious lunch....

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YTH-2013 Toru Ra

YTH-2013 Toru Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson This blog was written with Connor and Braden For the first activity of the day, we split into our port and starboard watches for a navigation lesson and had some unexpected grey finned visitors hang out with us for the morning. When...

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YTH-2013 Rua Ra

YTH-2013 Rua Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Today we woke up and jumped in the water for a quick swim. After breakfast and morning duties, we left to the outer bay where the trainees climbed out onto the bowsprit to enjoy the rollercoaster ride that was the swell. From there,...

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YTH-2013 Tahi Ra

YTH-2013 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson After an exciting start when we left the wharf in the howling wind and rain that felt like bullets, the captain decided not to go around Tapeka as the trainees were rapidly losing enthusiasm and a couple of them, their breakfast. So...

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YTH 2012 Ono ra

YTH 2012 Ono ra

The Sun rose again marking the start of a new dawn. We all arose taking a dip in the tide followed by morning duties. Then the trainees went for a dive in the lagoon at Motuarohia Island (Roberton Island). We enjoyed a well prepared meal of pizza for lunch. Once lunch...

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YTH-2012 Rima Ra

YTH-2012 Rima Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson We all woke up in good spirits ready for our day. After the typical morning routine, we weighed anchor and went for a peaceful sail until Brooke threw the rugby ball at Niah and it wasn’t caught, causing a surprise man...

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YTH-2012 Wha Ra

YTH-2012 Wha Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson Today started with the typical morning routine… swim, chores and brekkie. We smashed out some lessons almost finishing the book before heading out onto Urupukapuka island for a big island walk with a picnic lunch. The rest...

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YTH-2012 Toru Ra

YTH-2012 Toru Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson This blog was written by Toby Today we had an early start at paradise bay at around 6:30. No morning swim because of the early start. Breakfast we had on the move on the way to the hole in the rock. On the way there...

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YTH-2012 Rua Ra

YTH-2012 Rua Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson Written by Niah We woke up at Waiiti bay for our morning swim after we were ready to take on the day we were off to Roberton island, we split up into two groups, one team went diving and the other team wanted to go see the...

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