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May 5, 2014
Day 17 Boa tarde amigos! Yesterday was a wonderful antidote to the long wait we had the previous day to get clearance to go ashore: some of us went on a four-wheel drive jeep trip across the island, through the Atlantic ‘mata’ – tropical forest. We visited some spectacular waterfalls, some of us trekking through […]

May 5, 2014
Greetings from Tenacious, sitting alongside in Southampton, in glorious sunshine. There are a good number of volunteers on board, all working very hard to maintain the ship, and to get her ready for the day sails and voyage TNS402. Most of the volunteers are “old hands”, the oldest hand being “dad” Derek, who is stuck […]

May 3, 2014
Day 15 After yesterday’s confusion on shore side about whether we needed a pilot or not, which meant we had to anchor outside the Sao Sebastiao channel, we were able to head to Vila Ilhabella today. The pilot arrived at 10am and we motored up the channel between the island of Islhabella and the mainland. […]

May 2, 2014
Boa tarde! We’ve arrived at day 13, the 1st of May. Now that the honeymoon is over, we are now seeing people’s true colours and the witty repartee is flying fast and furious! Last night was the first time we had quite rough seas which meant we had a fairly unpleasant night and plenty of […]

May 2, 2014
Day 14 of a very interesting and enjoyable voyage up the coast line of Brazil. Today’s date is the second of May and the blog is being brought to you by aft port and a ‘very contempt cadet’. Currently all of the voyage crew are sitting patiently waiting to be fed by our very own […]

April 30, 2014
Yesterday ashore in Sao Francisco; thanks to the Mayor providing transport and tour guides we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. In the morning most of us had a stroll around the town; the main attractions being the cathedral, the town’s maritime museum and, as always, the closest bar, however expensive it may have been. After this […]

April 29, 2014
Day 11 After having favourable winds, we managed to sail almost the full journey from Punta del Este to our current anchorage here in Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil. Yesterday at approx. 15.00 local time we dropped our anchor surrounded by tropical rain forest and colourful sea side towns with the occasional dolphin jumping in […]

April 29, 2014
TNS 401 The voyage came to an end on Sunday 27th April. But not before another anchorage. The voyage crew enjoyed the chance to go ashore in Sark; they were pre-warned to beware of the Sark Shark. Whilst at anchor some crabs were brought off a passing fishing boat. We weighed anchor in the evening […]

April 28, 2014
Ahoy there bloggers, just a quick update to say we have now anchored outside of Sao Francisco do Sol. It took roughly 2 hours to get from the sea, up the river to our anchorage. Along the way we passed many vessels on which the crew members looked very interested in our ship. We will […]

April 27, 2014
Bom dia amigos! A local greeting from off the coast of Brazil! This is the fourth consecutive day of sailing and we currently have seven squares and three ‘handkerchiefs’ set. Today, being Sunday, we started the day with a very nice service on the foredeck led by our Scottish 1st Engineer, Alan and with accompaniment […]

April 26, 2014
Day 8 Forward port watch Buenos tardes from Forward Port. We’ve been at sea for five days now so well into the routine of watches, happy hour and of course smoko (tea and cake). We’re about 200 (nautical) miles away from Sau Francisco and sailing nicely. The main course was set earlier this morning which […]

April 25, 2014
Day 7 Today was Claire’s birthday so Dave, the cook, made her a cake with Dulce de leche (almost latin: siesta and dulce de leche) The wind has been very shifty since yesterday that’s why we had to change the sails during the night however we have had speeds up to 7 knots which mean […]

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