all of US made one

all of US made one

Kia Ora, From Omakiwi cove, The R.Tucker Thompson team just opened their eyes to a clear morning sky and crisp air. All of us realised the first of seven mornings “Water Wake Up Jump’’, happy to get a hot, boiling and recovering shower; because at this time of year...

YTH-1206 Day Six

Greeted for the final time by the morning sunrise over the hills of Oke Bay the ships occupants braved their morning swim and went amongst their duties. With today being the final full day on board, the trainees were last night given the opportunity to plan out the...
YTH-1206 Day Five

YTH-1206 Day Five

With crew and trainees alike all freshly salted and dried off it was time to begin our morning duties. Last nights fishing expedition left much to be desired, with a breakfast of baked beans and spaghetti served up instead of the highly anticipated tarakihi or kahawai...
YTH-1206 Day Four

YTH-1206 Day Four

This morning the ship and crew alike woke to a pleasant surprise. Despite having their first full nightwatch last night, our trainees were up and in the water before some of the crew even! Last night’s radio broadcast had predicted a miserable ocean and dreary...
YTH-1206 Day Three

YTH-1206 Day Three

A 7AM wake-up saw the crew and trainees beating the morning sun into the waters of Orokawa Bay. After convincing Pana that breakfast was more important that a lie-in, we hosed off and descended below deck for chores and chow. With the breakfast dishes done and dusted...