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December 4, 2014
Today is sweltering and the wind is very light not really keeping us as cool as we would have liked. However, the day is glorious, the sun is shining brightly and there are barely any clouds. Our compliments to the chef Dave for the delicious fruit cake for smoko and quiche for lunch. He never […]

December 2, 2014
The swell of the last three days has now subsided and we are just left with the occasional lurch as Tenacious falls in to a trough. However the sea through the port holes in the lower mess is an Atlantic blue. We have been moving under sail alone for three days, making a steady five […]

December 1, 2014
With swells of 4-5 meters we had some crew affected by the motion, most especially your scribe. After 2 days of indisposition I managed to emerge today and am catching up on the news. I am informed that much of the voyage crew spent their time off watch in their bunks yesterday, except when needed […]

December 1, 2014
Another day in paradise! Just 1807NM to go! After a couple of frustratingly windless days, the highly anticipated north easterly trade winds have finally made an appearance and we are now making good progress towards Antigua at a steady 6 knots! With only 24 days until Christmas, excitement in the form of song (typically “We […]

November 30, 2014
A busy 24 hours….Last night was bumpy and windy and the fore upper topsail split which meant the bosun and BM’s going aloft to sort it out. The morning dawned with a good wind from the right direction so after breakfast it was all hands on deck to set some square sails and after that […]

November 30, 2014
After a slow start from Cape Verde (Africa seemed to take forever to disappear, and the GPS predicted that we would make landfall in Antigua sometime around the middle of March next year….yes, really) we are finally making good speed towards the Caribbean and talk of having sufficient time to enjoy a few Pina Coladas […]

November 28, 2014
Friday 28th November After an enjoyable and relaxing couple of evenings ashore in Cape Verde we were awoken with our chirpy but typical MP morning call!!! After breakfast, those who wanted to climb assisted could do so. Many of the crew that had already climbed previously in the voyage, offered up their help to ready […]

November 28, 2014
28th November was the day that we finally left Cadiz having found out that the weather down Casablanca way was too awful for us to go there and anchor. So we are off directly to the Canaries! With the help of our friendly pilot, Captain Simon made a brilliant stage exit with the sun breaking […]

November 27, 2014
TNS 424 Day 3 Cadiz With our unexpected extra day a group of us took the train to Jerez, and walked past orange trees and through cobbled streets to see the Andalusian riding school and their dancing horses and caballeros. We poked our noses into the saddlery afterwards, where there was gorgeous leather tackle being […]

November 26, 2014
It was a warm and sunny morning alongside in Cadiz. A lovely central berth a short walk from the town centre and a maze of interesting streets. The voyage crew spent the morning sail training and going aloft. A real highlight and possibly a record was Terry Glenn, an intrepid 91 year old American, who […]

November 24, 2014
Hi from the forward port watch, the sun still shines and graces us with a change from our normal climes ,the wind is behind us and we are making good progress towards Cape Verdi. John and Bjorn have just spotted our first sign of life, a yacht travelling in the opposite direction, he will have […]

November 23, 2014
Today we woke to lovely sunshine, this brought a lot of the crew up to the deck to sunbathe. Today’s smoko was enjoyed by all the crew as it involved fresh watermelon and left over brownies from yesterday, these both went down very well. After smoko there was shout of “dolphins on the port side” […]

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