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by | Apr 11, 2012

Youth 1907 Rua Ra

Youth 1907 Rua Ra

Rua Ra From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson, anchored secure in serenity Putakokota off the mainland peninsula of Orokawa.  The day began with the first compulsory swim, at day break, with the sun refusing to rise above the kanuka canopy. Clothing and towels hung,...

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YTH-1907 Tahi ra

YTH-1907 Tahi ra

Tahi Ra From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, day one of our adventurous journey, anchored calmly in Awaaroa Bay on Moturua. After hoisting the mainsail in their first team effort we began  a day of introductions and inductions.  We slid across the inner bay, around...

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Samuel’s experience was overwhelmingly positive, he is still talking about the voyage. It has impacted his life significantly, and I suspect in years to come he will reflect on this experience as a pivotal point in his development.

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YTH 1905 – Wha Ra

Wha ra 1905 From The Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, anchored in the calm of Pipi Bay, Ipipiri, back in the Bay. After all the wind from yesterday we woke to a calm swim and shower. Trainees enjoying the quick dip and warm shower to refresh. Breakfast and dishes then...

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YTH-1905 Toru Ra

From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, secure in Whangaruru, anchored out from Admirals bay, a day full of classroom, baking and baking, class, a kina dive, swim and a swing and a first Tucker Challenge. The wind was howling across the deck when we got up and with...

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YTH 1905 – Rua Ra

  Ahoy from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today started off with the voyages first morning swim in the brisk blue ocean led by Te Aroha and Piripi, shortly after followed our morning duties which consists of scrubbing the decks cleaning the head and polishing...

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YTH-1905 Tahi Ra

From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, anchored serenely near Orokawa Bay, dinner in the oven, Trainees settling into their first night. Upon leaving Opua we introduced ourselves to each other, unpacked our bags and stowed everything. Lunch was next on the agenda as we...

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YTH-1904 ono ra

From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, becalmed in Moturoa, at anchor with drizzle on the deck. A brisk start with Daniel waiting on deck to be first swimmer, he gets the longest shower while others find togs and towel. Duties resulted in the compass gleaming and...

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YTH-1904 Rima Ra

From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, from Moturoa island back in the Bay. Delayed the swim this morning for an early up anchor departure for the sunrise which has yet to really arrive. The cloud covered horizon was only disturbed by a mollymawk albatross gliding in...

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YTH-1904 Wha Ra

From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, second night at Waikahoa, with a day of difference, well except for the swim in the morning, cloud taking the warmth of the sun away. Then duties and breakfast. The calmness with breaks in the cloud encouraged the trainees to...

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YTH-1904-Toru Ra

From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, secure in Waikahoa Bay, the southern side of Whangaruru Harbour on the Mimiwhangata Peninsula. A passing squall has put a damp end to an otherwise beaut day. Rising to see the sun leave the horizon, centre piece of the entrance to...

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YTH-1904 Rua ra

The ship has spent today enjoying the lovely sunshine in the Bay including a dinghy ride through the Hole in the Rock. It's perfect conditions for a venture down to the beautiful harbour at Whangamumu, home to beautiful kauri forest, waterfall and old whaling station....

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