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YTH 2010 Rua Ra

YTH 2010 Rua Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Our day started with some lessons with Captain Wayne until we decided to go sailing across our beautiful bay with a 1m swell accompanying us. Taunga was our helmsmen on today’s passage to Indigo Bay where we anchored. Pete, Cole and...

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YTH 2010 Tahi Ra

YTH 2010 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson, After our departure from Opua, we headed towards the western side of the Bay with Kane, Rahul and Paikea being our helmsmen along the way. We dropped anchor at Marsden Cross and went ashore for a hike with a few history lessons...

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YTH 2009 Ono ra

YTH 2009 Ono ra

Todays blog was written from our trainee- Roimata Wikaira Starting off the day we all, both trainees and crew members hopped into the water for our morning swims and showers we then proceeded to our morning duties.  Such as washing the tea towels, scrubbing the deck,...

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YTH 2009 Rima ra

YTH 2009 Rima ra

Today was a jam-packed day full of adventures. The trainees were up at 0730 and straight in the water for their morning swims. This was followed by a quick warm shower, morning duties, cleaning bunks and breakfast. Straight after breakfast, some trainees cleaned the...

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YTH 2009 Wha Ra

YTH 2009 Wha Ra

Ahoy from the good ship the R Tucker Thompson Apologies for not posting a blog last night as we did not have any reception in Oke Bay. Yesterday was a very windy but enjoyable day. Our morning started off with the usual morning swim in surprisingly warm waters....

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YTH-2009 Rua Ra

YTH-2009 Rua Ra

We woke on this new day to a foreign time with a familiar sky. As it also poured down with rain and the ship was battered with wind we spent the morning filling in the trainee log books with lessons. Mid day after a hearty lunch we made haste for an island walk around...

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YTH 2009 Tahi Ra

YTH 2009 Tahi Ra

Ahoy from the good ship the R Tucker Thompson Today has been an awesome start to the ninth voyage of the season! As we left Opua wharf, we motored our way up the channel to the township of Russell, and played a name game along the way. We unpacked our bags and settled...

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YTH 2008 Rima Ra

YTH 2008 Rima Ra

Blog written by Anika Good evening from the R Tucker Thompson Today began at 0700hrs with the last morning swim in the fantastic Whangaroa waters. After our usual daily duties and breakfast, we weighed anchor with no time to waste. A six-hour journey to Waiiti Bay....

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YTH-2008 Wha Ra

YTH-2008 Wha Ra

Good evening from the R. Tucker Thompson! It was a very early morning start for the trainees! 5:30 to be exact! They were up to go see the sunrise atop the Duke’s Nose. And all the trainees made it to the top! The view was magnificent. Back to the good ship, Pete the...

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YTH 2008 Toru Ra

YTH 2008 Toru Ra

Blog written by Boston. Kia Ora from the R. Tucker Thompson. This morning almost all trainees were awake before the sunset, waiting patiently for the captain to wake up and give the all clear to jump in the water. Then we went on to our daily chores. For breakfast we...

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