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by | Apr 11, 2012

Yth 1816- Ono ra

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

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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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 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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Yth 1816- Tahi ra blog

It was a beautiful start to the first day of voyage 1816 as we hoisted the fore sail and headed out of the bay towards our anchorage in Sandy Bay on Moturoa Island. The trainees participated in the name game before heading down stairs to unpack their bags. Once that...

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YTH-1815 Rima ra

Greetings from the good ship as we wake up back in the Bay of Islands. We had a short lie in this morning, then everyone was up for the early mineral spa (also known as the morning swim). Breakfast was had, dishes and chores were done, then on to a lesson in...

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YTH-1815 Wha Ra

Our trainees were back into their normal morning routine, with their early morning swim at 0700 - Luci was the first in the water today. Then it was straight into our duties and breakfast before hoisting anchor and setting off on today's passage. After we...

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YTH-1815 Toru ra

Kia ora to everyone back on shore. Here is an update from our good ship received via text and it is a special day for Rosa as it's her birthday! The trainees and crew had an early start, with a wake up call at 0630 and no early swim! The Poor Knights were calling so...

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YTH-1815 – days 1 and 2

Day 2 highlights: For our first morning swim, the first in the water was Luci. After that, chores were done well and Navigation lesson with Jess, Luci, Jerome and Jordan while everyone had a line handling lesson. Our safety officers were appointed - well done Rangi...

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Yth 1814- Ono ra

We began our day with our inevitable morning swim off the beautiful Tutukaka coast. Straight into morning duties which was followed with a scrumptious breakfast. While breakfast dishes were being completed, Jacob took a team of trainees above deck and led a class on...

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