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December 2, 2015
2/12/15 Dry Docking Update – A typical day in Astican Nellie has been out of the water for a week now and pretty unrecognisable as the ship we love. She is standing on blocks, looking  petite among the rusting hulks surrounding her. Her outside is gradually turning a dull brown, as the paint is sand-blasted […]

December 1, 2015
TNS454 01/12/15 “Hey Over here! Hey I’m over here! Look at me!” shouted the Minke whale as he jumped out of the water trying to catch the attention of the people aboard the sailing ship. “Look how high I can jump!” he called leaping ever higher from the water to show the sailing ships crew his white underbelly. I […]

November 30, 2015
TNS454 30/11/15 Today seems to be a day for those with a head for heights and in some cases those that don’t. A stream of people have been seen going up and down both masts seeking to “touch the button”. Some of those ascending do so for noble causes such as, Sophie, ably supported by Clare. Who is […]

November 30, 2015
TNS454 30/11/15 Marine Wildlife- a Voyage of Discovery Ruth is a Wildlife Officer for ORCA, a conservation charity, which aims to protect whales and dolphins, and educates, inspires and motivates others. We are very fortunate to have her on board with us, with her extensive knowledge of the marine life that inhabits the ocean on which we sail. She […]

November 29, 2015
TNS454 29/11/15 A new faction has formed aboard the good ship Tenacious in the last 24 hours. They call themselves the Baggy Wrinklers and they seek to make life better aboard by making baggy wrinkles for the areas that require them. They plan to usurp the tyrannical despots of the spotted whalers and the shanty warblers as masters of […]

November 28, 2015
TNS454 28/11/15 Hello good people and followers of the JST blog. Once more we write to you with what seems like nothing to say and yet so much to type. We shall start with a public service announcement. Following yesterday’s happy hour Dr James has been banned from watering the deck due to irresponsible use of the hose. Fair winds […]

November 27, 2015
TNS454 27/11/15 Day 23 HAHA! At last the blog has finally fallen into the control of myself and the rest of forward port watch! After weeks under the tyranny of the aft and starboard watches the truth can at last be told. Simply put Forward Port, as we all know, is the best! Now the truth is out […]

November 25, 2015
TNS454 25/11/15 Day 20 & 21 The voyage crew got land fever and made the most of our short stay. Final preparations were made for the long leg of serious sailing involved in a trans-Atlantic crossing. Las Palmas, Gran Canaries After we got in to harbour and everyone helped with the assisted climb, it was as if […]

November 23, 2015
LN885 22/11/15 Day 13 started with a 7am wake-up call, after an uncomfortable night rolling around. We had to reach our mooring before 10am, because a large number of yachts would be assembling for the start of the annual  transatlantic cruiser race. Once the gangway was in place we had a late breakfast, then everyone […]

November 22, 2015
TNS454 22/11/15 Day 18 Today dawned a bit blowy with a lot of lumps around. Movement needed a bit of planning if it wasn’t going to end with a bump. The good news was that we have been making good speed all night and everyone is enjoying a good sail. Another benefit is that there has been time […]

November 21, 2015
LN885 21/11/15 Dawned reluctantly during our forenoon watch, with Jake as watchleader in Bob’s absence on mess duty. To everyone’s disappointment we had to bypass the Selvage Islands due to a wind change, and we continued towards Las Palmas, steering by the wind rather than on a set course. More cloud, and an increasingly lumpy […]

November 21, 2015
TNS454 21/11/15 Day 17 There may have been important things happening aboard Tenacious all day but the only subject discussed was the Great Egg Drop. At Smoko ring doughnuts were put out; a conversation overheard said; “Should we use those as shock absorbers?” Other conversations were preceded by people looking around for spies seeking technical […]

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