A memorable night for Forward Port watch last night – we are happy to report another stunning victory in the Quiz to retain our crown, not least due to Maisie’s encyclopaedic knowledge of brand logos (who says advertising doesn’t work!), after which the night watch proved to be one of the best yet.
All was calm with a few stars trying to pierce the darkness of a cloudy and moon free night, punctuated by flashes of distant lightning, when at just before 11pm the heavens opened with a downpour of biblical proportions. The rain blew horizontally across the open bridge, cascading off the charthouse roof, saturating the whole watch before we even had time to get into waterproofs. Thankfully the rain was tropically warm, as it persisted for the rest of the night.
As we write this we are a mere 30 miles south of the equator, which we should cross before the day is out. We all wait with trepidation for the celebrations Captain Barbara has in store for us for the crossing the line ceremony.
So, after more than 2 years in the southern hemisphere the good ship Tenacious will finally return to the northern hemisphere.
A last farewell from the Southern Hemisphere from FP (Harriet, Clive, Colin, Ian, Maisie, Michael, Morgan and Stuart)