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March 6, 2016
An early start for the ship as we were due to depart Santa Cruz La Palma. Linesman were called early to lift the gangway on board and let the ship slip, although the linesmen were so efficient that we had to hang fire whilst a liner came into port. Eventually though, we set off and […]

March 6, 2016
Greetings to all from the Aft Port watch.  Our first watch at sea was quite busy, with a good lookout required on account of the numerous fishing vessels in the waters of the Gulf of Nicoya.  At the end of the watch, some of us went to have a look at the phosphorescence which others […]

March 5, 2016
San Sebastian, Gomera The day greeted us with sun on deck and a buffet breakfast. This was in welcomed contrast to other days when we would have preferred the shelter of the mess below. Assisted climbing was organised for several crew members who either relied upon wheelchairs for mobility or facing other challenges, including sight […]

March 4, 2016
We’re off! After three days in steamy Puntarenas we’re heading out into the Pacific.  After a few days of maintenance the voyage crew joined on 29th February. We have people from all over – Canadians, Americans, Australians, a New Zealander and Uruguayan and of course the UK.  A good multi-national mix of abilities and ages […]

March 3, 2016
The ship woke today in time to catch the sun rising across the marina of the La Palma.  As the sun began its ascent and cleared the few remaining clouds it promised a ‘scorchio’ day ahead.  As usual everyone mustered to the call of a full English breakfast, but more importantly for all was the […]

March 2, 2016
LN893 02/03/2016 16:30 day 3 Second day out of port, the island of La Palma has just come to view. This morning was a lot brighter than yesterday as a result a few familiar and almost forgotten faces began to reappear on deck after the seasickness that overtook so much of the crew yesterday. Our […]

February 24, 2016
TNS457 24/02/16 Today was a fantastic day of beach fun. It was so Interesting seeing the wheelchairs being lifted onto the boats and hauled ashore with the whole gang. They were delighted and we could see it. Shot a lot of photos today and even had enough time to fly the drone around for a bit. The last […]

February 21, 2016
TNS457 21/02/16 Our time onboard the Tenacious started straight after boarding, where all the hearty crew and seamen were welcomed with some basic bracing and evacuation training. Onboard the ship we had a huge variety of people from all over the world, with there being a majority who had never stepped foot on a tall ship before! A busy day […]

February 18, 2016
TNS456 18/02/2016 We picked up an early pilot and prepared ourselves to moor up in Puntareanas. We were not under sail as the wind remained unpredictable as it had been through the trip. Mooring lines were laid out and fenders at the ready once we were safely moored up the gangway was ready so we could spend some time […]

February 17, 2016
TNS456 17/02/2016 We’ve been having so much fun that we’ve had to amalgamate two days worth of blogs into one big entry. Since you last dipped into the website to see what we were up to, we have safely anchored off Isla Tortuga (note spelling correction!) following a sail around the deep channel surrounding Tortuga’s two islands. Tuesday […]

February 15, 2016
TNS456 15/02/2016  We set off on the morning of the twelfth for an adventure not fully realizing the excitement and fun we were going to experience. We were met on the beach by our two dazzling Costa Rican guides. From the word go, we were putty in their hands; girls and boys alike… After half an hour of […]

February 14, 2016
TNS456 14/02/2016  After St. Valentine chocolates given to us by Jorge and a an amazing birthday cake with inextinguishable candles for Robin, we have just left our anchorage and happily, by steering round the Isla de Cana, have been able to hoist sail in a pleasant south-westerly wind.  This will speed us on our way to lisle Tortuga on […]

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