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April 8, 2016
TNS458 08/04/2016 Hello again followers, it’s been a while since forward port have checked in with you on this blog. April is upon us and as such it is time to start thinking about the monthly safety drills which the ship carries out.  Penelope (our rope filled boiler suited, buoy headed man over board dummy) […]

April 8, 2016
TNS458 07/04/2016 Day 39 Fwd Stbd Watch 1230-1600 Having had the highlights of our time ashore described in detail over the last few days, we have quickly settled into the old routine of sailing, in the heat, once more. Actually, today has been described as the perfect laundry day, with fresh bedding also coinciding with […]

April 7, 2016
Tenacious is on her way to Australia and you can join her there! Booking is now open for her action packed programme of Australian voyages and our new partnership with Etihad Airways (see below) offers discounted rates on your flights to Australia. Adventure is waiting down-under! During her time in Australia, Tenacious will be based out of Melbourne, and will set sail through the Bass Strait […]

April 6, 2016
TNS458 06/04/2016 Once again we are back at sea, having left the Marquesan island of Nuku Hiva at 1330 yesterday.  We set all sails on departure (except for the spanker, which was set this morning) and during our 8 pm to midnight watch were bowling along at a steady 7+ knots, covering a total of 28 nautical […]

April 5, 2016
TNS458 05/04/2016 Aft Starboard – This is Aft Starboard standing watch at 1530 as Tenacious leaves Nuku-Hiva in the stunning Marquesas.  We are now heading to Bora Bora and expect to arrive in 6 days.  The island looms in the shadows behind us as both clouds and sunbeams blotch its sharp tropical peaks.  We are presently […]

April 2, 2016
TNS458 02/04/2016 (Day 33) Yesterday’s grey and squally weather did not auger well for our arrival at the Marquesas Islands, a group of 15 islands in the northern-most part of French Polynesia, which are spread over an area of 350 km. However, today the weather has again been hot (31 degrees) and sunny, and the […]

April 1, 2016
TNS458 01/04/2016 Aft Starboard Day break was grey, hot and squally. The 0730 wake-up call was accompanied by an announcement of a whitish whale to starboard. At least two of our more trusting (gullible?) crew mates fell for this April fool wheeze. There were a couple of others before the noon deadline including “land ahoy” and a […]

March 30, 2016
TNS458 30/03/2016 Afternoon all! Another glorious afternoon on watch, 31 degrees in the shade. Less than 400 miles to go now to Nuku-hiva in the Islas Marquises, our next landfall. Another critical stores item has now run out – no more chocolate!! On Monday, one of our watch became a member of the “Button Club”. […]

March 29, 2016
LN894 29/03/2016 The Opera – for one night only… Act One Mike introduced the show with a bit of stand up. First up – Allan & Tim  – Allan gave us a quick lesson in speaking “Northern” before singing a song about life on ship accompanied by Tim on guitar and Roman who held up […]

March 29, 2016
TNS458 29/03/2016 (Day 30) As all avid readers of our blogs will already know, the Easter Bank Holiday weekend has been celebrated in diverse ways out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. However, the experience of such celebrations has been slightly different for each watch so I will now describe proceedings from the […]

March 28, 2016
LN894 28/03/2016 All the excitement of Sundays stormy weather passed over us throughout the night. Although we had taken up shelter in Torbay the ship was still rocking over the bumpy swell even though Lord Nelson was at anchor. We woke up Monday morning to a calm bay, we didn’t even need the stick mats […]

March 28, 2016
TNS458 28/03/2016 Aft Starboard Monday, Monday….the excitements of Easter Sunday have dissipated and it’s the start of another week. It’s another hot, quiet day in the vast blue emptiness of the Pacific. Temperature 30, wind 10 knots from the SE and a steady 4-5 knots progress across the ground. We should be in Nuku Hiva sometime in the […]

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