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Old 02-06-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Tall Ship R. Tucker Thompson

Well, while on vacation in New Zealand I did a day sail on the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson, and being a film maker... well.. one thing led to another! Anybody with an interest in sailing or tall ships here it is! What's cool is they haul tourists around during their summer to raise money, but their main purpose is to introduce sailing and the sea to kids as a non-profit. They do week long sailing camps for them to great acclaim!

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Old 02-06-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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Fantastic video! I love tall ships. Two years ago we had 14 tall ships in port for the reinactment of the battle of Lake Erie's bicentenial, and this summer we have a tall ship festival scheduled.
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Damn, I gotta make it to that! The highlight on this trip was being able to climb the rigging! I made it all the way up to the lower spar, then had to come down because the ship was about to do a jibe. Cool thing about NZ is you can do stuff like that!
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Great film!And how true about our species being drawn back to the sea.I was as a young man and enlisted in the USN'it's difficult to describe being in the middle of the ocean with no land nearby for hundreds of miles.It's quite awe inspiring.
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That was a fantastic video and a reminder that in order to appreciate what we have today and to continue forward we have to remember and experience the past. My first 2 week pack trip into the Teton Wilderness changed the way I looked at life forever and I found the place where God retreats after he's done with our sorry asses on Sunday.
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Job well done Michael....We just watched it and we both said at the same time.."We have to do that some day"...

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