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by | Apr 11, 2012

Tuia 250: Leg 2 – Tua ra-Toru ra

Tuia 250: Leg 2 – Tua ra-Toru ra

FIRST DAY With the ship all ready and spic and span, the Tuia 250 voyage crew arrived at 4:30pm. On arrival they settled into their bunks, unpacked their bags and got to meet their fellow voyage companions. We all introduced ourselves up on deck. Being already quite...

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Tuia 1- Toru ra

Tuia 1- Toru ra

Toru ra From the Good ship R. Tucker Thompson                                                                                                          37 degrees 41.500 minutes South   178 degrees 37.000 minutes East Whangaokeno Motu off the Starboard beam, clearing...

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Tuia 250- Leg 1- Tahi ra to Rua ra

Tuia 250- Leg 1- Tahi ra to Rua ra

Rua Ra - Voyage Tauranga to Gisborne Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, sailing along under the Tuia 250 banner.  From the Bay of Islands we hail, Tai Tokerau Kaipuke, voyaging in fresh waters on our way to Gisborne. Departing from the Port of Tauranga...

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Tuia 0 – Wha Ra

Tuia 0 – Wha Ra

Thursday morning, dead calm in Lonely Bay, Cooks Cove near Whitianga. Sunny. Yep, a different day to yesterday. Today we have dawdled our way over to Mayor Island, reaching across a light South Easterly breeze. Chynna made chocolate cake. We saw a minke whale, common...

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Tuia 0 – Toru Ra

Tuia 0 – Toru Ra

  Greta here, writing from the saloon of 'R.Tucker Thompson'. Yesterday we flew downwind from Whangarei Heads to Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island. It was the dream sail. We left Smuggler's Cove at dawn, and watched the sun rise over Taranga Island. We saw...

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Tuia 250 – Rua Ra

Tuia 250 – Rua Ra

Ahoy from the Good Ship! We've just gotten underway as I write this, ready for a boisterous sail today. We had a fantastic day yesterday and we'll tell you all about these two days this evening. For now, we'll leave you with this photo.

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Tuia 0: Tahi Ra

Tuia 0: Tahi Ra

Ahoy maties! This is Greta Simmonds, back aboard dear old Tucker for my first passage beyond the Bay of Islands in around 25 years. I was part of the partnership that built the ship back in the 1980's.  I have such a feeling of homecoming. It lifts my heart to stand...

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1908 P2 Toru Ra

1908 P2 Toru Ra

Urquarts Bay, 35*50.790's, 174*31.787'e Good evening family and friends. Today we finished the final coastal leg of this voyage down the coast and are now safely anchored up in Whangarei Harbour. Our day began with sunshine and a swim with Bianca attempting her first...

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YTH 1908 P2 Rua Ra

YTH 1908 P2 Rua Ra

Ahoy from the Tucker T Another lovely day enjoying the sunshine and making our way down the coast Our morning started at 0730 hrs for a morning swim in the ocean. Shortly after followed morning duties and breakfast. Once dishes were done we journeyed ashore in the...

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YTH1908 Part 2 Day 1

YTH1908 Part 2 Day 1

Admirals Bay, Whangaruru.  35*22.21’s ,174*21.23’e Good evening to those ashore! We have just dropped anchor in the serene Whangaruru Harbour. All Aboard are well and the evening is has a beautiful golden glow.   We departed Opua today, for the second time for...

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Yth 1913 Ono ra

Yth 1913 Ono ra

7am start with a fresh dip in the pool. Straight to morning duties before devouring a delicious breakfast. We hoisted anchor and set a course for the hole in the rock. On arrival we launched the tender and gave the trainees an up close tour of the hole and the cave....

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