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July 12, 2013
In preparation of D.A.F.F. coming on board when we arrive in Fremantle Nellie is undergoing a deep clean. With threats of their representatives joining us, wearing lab coats & white gloves, the crew, both permanent & voyage, have played their part by depleting all stocks of beer, Guinness & mixers! For those enjoying a whiskey […]

July 12, 2013
When we came on watch last night at 2000 all was calm.. or so we thought. Within 30 mins the wind was back up to 25knots and we were all leaning against invisible walls. We were in 9th position but by this morning we had moved ourselves up to 6th place. We coped well with […]

July 11, 2013
Overcast day with little wind, so it’s just as well that we continue to motor. Back sailing tomorrow hopefully. In the meantime, we continue to make baggywrinkle to protect the sails on the ship. Last evening James (AS) gave a thought provoking talk on promoting JST at home. If you enjoy the blog spread the […]

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 […]

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