2/9/16

R Tucker Thompson cruise

We caught the ferry to Russell and took a 5 hour cruise on a tall ship called the R Tucker Thompson (click here for info). It was an incredible experience with freshly-baked scones for  morning tea.






 I have to say it looked like a lot of work but our crew of 3 had the sails down pat. One had to climb up to untie the smaller sails at the top. He scampered up one side and down the other like a pro. All those on board were invited to climb the rigging, steer the ship and help with the sails.

While some were taken to an island for a stroll and others took a swim, the crew prepared a wonderful lunch in a very casual atmosphere.

This is a one of a kind experience and the profits go to a youth development program.


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16 comments:

mick said...

Great photos. The ship is magnificent. Many years ago I sailed around some of that Bay - but certainly never in a ship like that! A wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing with us.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love sailing ships such as this! It is really being a part of the water and weather. Your lunch looks delicious!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word, that is a 'beautimous' vessel!!! YAM xx

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful ship!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That sounds like a wonderful experience. I suspect the catering was somewhat less elegant during the ship's heyday.

TheChieftess said...

What a fun day! Love all the shots of the ship's rigging.

Phil Slade said...

Looks like a wonderful day out. My granddaughter would love that - a day on a "pirate ship".

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely day out, the old boat and finished with lunch. Superb images.

Christine said...

Looks amazing in every way, from the ship, to the food & the fun climbing the rigging! Great photos of it all!

Rhonda Albom said...

Wow, what a fantastic experience. I will remember this ship should I get back up to the Bay of Islands.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Betty, what a wonderful excursion and beautiful photos (although I began to feel seasick...LOL!!)...:)JP

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This looks wonderful!

NatureFootstep said...

such a nice thing to do. You have to love that old ship. :)

Lyn Lindfield said...

I love the idea of fresh-baked scones aboard on a sailing ship.

abrianna said...

That does look like a wonderful excursion!

Lisa Kerner said...

What a fabulous experience. And, it goes for a good cause as well, that makes it even better. So very fun. The ship you were on is a work of art.