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June 20, 2013
Off again, sailing into the blue! We left Bali about 9.30am, another really hot day and even though the boat was rocking and rolling as we left harbour we were glad of the breeze. So far we have spotted more flying fish and dolphins….and sadly also a huge line of rubbish which is part of […]

June 19, 2013
Today after getting more stores on-board and bacon butties on deck for breakfast most of us set off in a fleet of taxis to explore the Island. Having negotiated the frantic traffic, millions of motor bikes carrying adults, children, grannys, furniture, animals etc -sometimes singly, more often all together – we were taken to see […]

June 19, 2013
Last evening at sea it was obvious that we are approaching the longest day, as we were treated to a fantastic sunset which went on until after ten PM. Having left Cherbourg we had to motor, as the sea was like a mill pond, with no wind to fill our sails. Micah and uncle John, […]

June 18, 2013
Bali at last! After a quite amazing feat of “parking” into our berth at Benoa Marina by Captain Barbara we arrived in Bali at midday. Having done all the paperwork the crew were glad to be able to go and explore, the first port of call being the ATM to get local currency. 15,000 rupees […]

June 18, 2013
Je m’appele Margaret. J’ai un maladie etje ne peux ni marcher ni parler. Avant d’arriver a Rouen Samedi, j’etais tres nerveuse. Je commencais a regretter d’avoir reserve un lit dans le bateau Tenacious. (Je n’ai pas de dictionnaire et doncje n’ai pas le vocabulaire pour decrier les activites ou les partis du bateau. Le voyage […]

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 […]

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