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by | Apr 11, 2012

1901 – Ono Ra

1901 – Ono Ra

    Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today has been a packed day full of laughter and joy. Our day started off with a morning swim in the ocean followed by morning duties of sweeping, moping, scrubbing the decks and polishing the brass. After...

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Yth-1901 Rima ra

Yth-1901 Rima ra

  Rima ra It was a beautiful sunny morning to wake up to. We completed our morning swim and duties followed by a delicious breakfast. Helmi, Maxime and Ethan completed the safety officer duties- which included the morning engine checks, while Darius and Lucy got...

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YTH 1901 Wha ra

Ahoj from the Tucker T. Another swim done bright and early this morning, with Winni first in. Chores and breakky out of the way, we hoisted the anchor and went round the corner to Waiwatorea in search of the Easter bunny. Once ashore, trainees had to identify and...

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YTH 1901 day 3

Ahoj Tucker whanau, Today has been an action packed day. This morning Max was the first in the water for our daily wash. Chores were completed, breakfast was devoured and then we were ready to go! Ethan and Winni flaked the chain, while Max and Jazmin helped to bring...

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YTH 1901

Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker, First morning swim of the season done with Winni first in the water. All got in the water soon after without much fuss and then morning chores were completed. After a big breakky, trainees had their first lesson of the day,...

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Yth-1901 Tahi ra

Tahi ra 1901 After a warm welcome onto the Tucker, the trainees became rather comfortable with the ship very fast. We completed some games and said our goodbyes before boarding onto the ship and motoring out into the bay for seven days. The trainees had the...

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Yth 1816- Ono ra

Another beautiful day was ahead as we arose to crystal clear waters in Paradise bay. The trainees leapt straight into the morning swim followed by a blanket of warmth under the shower and into morning duties. This was followed by breakfast then we moved around the...

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YTH-1816 Rima ra

Ahoj  from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, at anchor tonight in Paradise Bay. Nearing the end of our adventure but with still one whole day left to fill in the gaps. Has been a day, better than it started off with overcast,  low cloud taking from view the hills...

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Yth 1816- Wha ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, safely at our overnight anchorage in Omakiwi, eastern Bay of Islands. Another great day in the bay, the morning swim in sunshine and no breeze across the decks for the warm shower, then into duties and breakfast. The no wind...

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Yth 1816- Toru ra

It was a beautiful start to the morning of day 3. The trainees enjoyed a quick dip in the ocean, a few seconds in a warm shower followed by morning duties and an enjoyable breakfast. A few lessons in class were under way for the trainees then we hoisted anchor and...

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Yth 1816- Rua ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, the first full day behind of industrious and indefatigable activities. The morning swim awaiting the rising sun with the warm deck shower easing up on some of the surprise of the plunge. Then duties of cleaning the ship above...

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