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September 12, 2018
09.00 We weighed anchor at 09.00 and made progress down channel towards the Goodwin sands.and into the Dover straits. 15.30 sailing past the white cliffs of Dover whilst polishing brass on the bridge. Forward Starboard watch Marion, Ian, Sue, Ami, Andrea, Charlie, Phil

September 11, 2018
We anchored off Margate yesterday afternoon. 18.00 Beef Stew – mmm 19.00 Mad dash at the shop for the last of the old logo stock 20.00 Anchor watch begins off Margate. A quiet night- much to learn in the chart room. A most interesting place to be. With second mate David spending lots of time […]

September 10, 2018
The crew joined the ship in West India Dock, this managed to be the same time that the stores arrived, the stores were supposed to arrive a few days earlier. We had the start of the voyage safety briefs, this was followed by lunch. Training continued after lunch, we left the berth to get the […]

September 4, 2018
A lone fisherman appeared, saying he couldn’t pull up his ‘fish nets’. Emergency assistance was offered from the permanent crew. On pulling up the fish nets, they found it was full of crabs. He was given a peace offering from the Bar stock to ease his discomfort. The fisherman went off smiling. Once on our […]

September 3, 2018
After morning briefing, those who wanted to climb had the opportunity to do so, going up the mast and out on the yards under the glorious sunshine (life is a struggle!). We then weighed anchor and headed eastwards towards Chapman’s Pool on the Jurrasic Coast under engine and fore and aft sails. Unbeknown to us […]

September 2, 2018
We left the berth at 08:45, and once we found some wind, we were able to set both square and fore and aft sails. The wind eventually expired, so we motored to our destination of Lyme Regis, where we anchored off the Cobb, made famous in the film ‘The French Lieutanant’s Woman’. Numerous local boats […]

September 1, 2018
Tenacious was moored mid stream, so we took a water taxi before moving alongside port to make way for the spectacular Dartmouth Regatta fireworks. We saw a fantastic display by the ‘Water Jet Man’, providing entertainment for the crowds on shore.

August 31, 2018
Hello followers This is your first post by forward port on this lovely sunny day.  We are currently going along to the Estuary.  So far, we have seen two WW2 forts that were built to defend the coast from the German Navy.  We have seen plenty of big ships and had a spotting of a […]

August 30, 2018
So, because we haven’t done much since we left Alderney here is another side to when we were on land.  A group of ten of us on the speedboat docked on land and went to the markets to stock up on food.  From there we walked into the town and debated whether to join the […]

August 29, 2018
We had some free time on Alderney, once we had finished our workbooks.  We went swimming in the sea and walked around town trying to find food, instead we had sorbet and Ben and Jerry’s for a snack. Went to bike shop 1- not enough bikes so walked to town and paid £5 for bike […]

August 29, 2018
We’ve had reporting of “land sickness” due to our wonderful shore leave in Dartmouth.  Cadets have been swaying back and forth on the land like they’ve been at sea for weeks.  Alas, the bout of “land sickness” hasn’t stopped everyone enjoying the delights like ice cream, fish and chips and pizza.  Morale is high and […]

August 29, 2018
The sea is settling and everyone is feeling better and hungry.  As we approached Dartmouth we saw many other sail boats enjoying the sea conditions.  We motored up the river, welcomed by a cannon and lots of cheers and waves from the people lining the shore.  The water was full of youngsters being taught to […]

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