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June 17, 2013
After a day of being treated like celebrities by the French public, we enjoyed our first night at sea. We set sails, enjoyed a Sunday roast with ice cream, chocolate sauce and pears for desert and headed North into the Channel. Aft Port took the watch from midnight ’til four during which we successfully dodged […]

June 16, 2013
Hi, it is now 1410 on the 16th June, Father’s Day. This morning several fathers were opening their cards from the offspring far away…most cards seem to be from the daughters!! Yesterday, after a routine afternoon most of the ship’s company took part in a quiz in the Bar whilst the permanent crew kept Lord […]

June 16, 2013
Well after an early start to the day we left Rouen, second ship in the parade, to crowds of folk waving us off, Amazing to think that they had all got up early to wave to us. The passage has been a gentle one with a slight wind, some sun and a small amount of […]

June 15, 2013
After a mistake on the day of our last blog, we now know what day it is! Also as scribe I had a severe telling off from James for missing his name off (I won’t make that mistake again). Speaking of James, we must let you know about the football shirt war that has been […]

June 15, 2013
16 Juin 2013 Parade de la Seine 0700 Bonjour! We are motoring down the Seine having taken a pilot onboard. The voyage crew were all awoken at 06.00 to help prepare the ship for leaving the berth, which involves taking in the gangway, taking in mooring lines, stowing equipment and the Watch on duty are […]

June 14, 2013
After another exceptional dinner prepared by Cookie Dave, Margaret, Dan & the mess men / ladies some of us decided to walk off the roast lamb & jam roly poly by power walking around deck. Top tip: When the Permanent Crew tell you not to wear flip-flops on board listen! One of us ended up […]

June 14, 2013
Bonjour amies! C’est tres bon ici….. and that about exhausts my schoolgirl French ( yes! Working from very distant memories!!) Tenacious is currently basking in the sunshine, and the admiration of hundreds of visitors to the Armada, which is a special 25th anniversary event. There are many other tall ships, and all are dressed with […]

June 13, 2013
Another gorgeous day in the South Seas, we’re all still recovering from our initiation into the Shellback community, having had a visit from the king of the deep, Neptune and his entourage. Several of us are missing patches of hair, and we all got thoroughly wet and messy and suffered a dose of truly vile […]

June 12, 2013
12th June day 6 As was blogged earlier the ship crossed over the equator for its 5th time, this time heading south in the South China Sea on its way to Australia. The ship was yet again boarded by the Pirate King (aka Cookie Dave) (he’s been on the ship that often he’s taken up […]

June 11, 2013
Day 4 & 5 11th June After a musical send off from Vivocity Singapore, Peter M took the helm while we manoeuvred to an anchorage to clear customs, take on water, fuel and most importantly booze, in readiness for our voyage (next stop Bali in approx. 8 days’ time). Lande was assisting in the galley […]

June 10, 2013
And so it begins… STW5 the next leg in the Lord Nelsons epic voyage around the world. 7/06/13 – 10/06/13 Friday – We joined Nelly at 1pm following instructions from the JST, some of us experienced, some of us first timers but one thing was for sure the next 44 days are sure to be […]

June 6, 2013
Day 6. This morning started bright and early for forward port watch as we made our way up to the breezy bridge for our 4-8am watch, the sails had come in earlier in the night and we motored our way across to our anchorage by the mouth of the Seine. Fuelled by many cups of […]

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