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July 11, 2013
Day 6 onboard Tenacious and we are on watch right now,going quite slowly at the moment, but trying to pick up speed. Last night wewere on night watch from 2000-0000, and we saw a lot of lightning, a bit of rain,and even less wind. We even saw a ship with questionable lighting, i.e. itusually didn’t […]

July 10, 2013
Yesterday afternoon saw many of us enjoying the glorious sunshine relaxing on the deck as the ship bobbed gently on a calm sea. The turbulence of a few days ago forgotten and all is well with the Lord Nelson world. Mike devised a Quiz for the evening which was great fun and the questions were […]

July 9, 2013
Sun, Sea, Sand(ing) and Sex(tants). This morning we handed the sails and have changed course to east and are now heading in the right direction, although there are still no other ships to see. The sun has finally made a reappearance, hurray, and there are bodies strewn across the decks in search of rays. This […]

July 9, 2013
Voyage Day 4. Tall Ships Race Day 1. Again, we woke to a calm and sunny morning: the Baltic is gaining admirers on this voyage. Immediately after breakfast, the peace of the day was transformed into a hive of activity on deck. A couple of sails had to be released from their harbour stows and […]

July 8, 2013
Last night our 20:00 watch started with the last light of the day. As night drew on we were greeted with the most glorious star show since we started the voyage. With no moon to be seen and no cloud cover, the Milky Way took over the sky, surrounded by gazillions of stars. As it […]

July 8, 2013
We are near the island of Ven having passed through the Sound. We passed Elsinore (Helsingor in Danish) castle but did not see the ghost of Hamlet’s father. We have had sunshine and clear skies since we left Aarhus. We have 9 sails hoisted and have attracted lots of yachts with cameras flashing. Arran volunteered […]

July 7, 2013
After several days of brisk winds and uncomfortable swell, today we have a bit of sunshine, and with four square sails set we’re sailing along at a good 5.5 knots. As its Sunday a short service was held, on the side deck aft rather than the foredeck as we were still taking the odd wave […]

July 7, 2013
Day one on Tenacious. When we first arrived, we were shown to our bunks – a little cosy if you’re tall, before being called to our ships briefing awaiting the all important dinner at 6pm. After dinner we were given more time to unpack, before being allowed on “shore leave” until 11pm. Some of us […]

July 6, 2013
Breaking News – Captain Barbara ‘murdered’! Our good Captain was killed by Alan in the murder game with a sticking plaster on the chartroom lift, chaos now ensuing. Whilst this was happening we are making swift progress in heavy seas with gale force winds. The rising barometer has brought blue skies and sunshine that has […]

July 5, 2013
Following on from yesterday’s blog, the winds continue to whistle through the rigging and the spindrift is shooting off the tops of the dramatic waves. Three of our watch our not able to join us on the bridge because of the weather, but they are with us in spirit. Those of us who are on […]

July 4, 2013
Happy Birthday to Nellie & Happy Independence Day to our supporters in the USA – no fireworks out here in the middle of the Indian Ocean but just as much fun & excitement….. We’re currently battling through a force 8 gale, gusting up to force 9. Minutes before writing today’s blog Forward Port Watch noted […]

July 4, 2013
Hi to all at home! After a breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup in celebration of the 4th July for our American crew members we’ve arrived in Aarhus and are now tied up amongst some of the world’s biggest Tall Ships. Some with a head for heights are stowing the sails whilst others will soon […]

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