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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 […]

July 3, 2013
Day two of the murder game sees Bob killing off James with the sewing machine. We’re all on tenterhooks to see who will be the next victim. Jane may have discovered who her potential murderer might be as Paul invited her into the heads! We all got a drenching today as we handed the square […]

July 3, 2013
TNS voyage 375 Joe’s Blog! My first voyage with the JST onboard Tenacious began in London on a Friday afternoon. It was a fantastic start; as the ship motored down the Thames with a backdrop of the London cityscape the crew had our first drills including a first climb up the mast. Mast climbing is […]

July 2, 2013
Yesterday morning we waved goodbye to Paradise as the Cocos Islands disappeared over the horizon and we settled down again into the routine of the ship, including getting our sea legs again. It was a hot, sunny day and the sea was reasonably calm so we were lulled into a false sense of security. Our […]

July 1, 2013
Captains Blog star date 01072013 Cocos Keeling is a typical Indian Ocean atoll and we were anchored inside it! To be able to anchor in such a place is a one off. Going ashore to the relatively untouched Direction Island was a treat and a privilege. With our anchorage surrounded by reefs, I thought it […]

July 1, 2013
As we awake this morning, some with sore heads following the BBQ yesterday evening, we look at the idyllic islands around us and prepare to weigh anchor to start the last section of this amazing passage voyage. Saying goodbye to these islands will be a sad parting. 17 days at sea to follow, murder most […]

June 30, 2013
Sunday, another day in paradise….. The ship was a buzz in anticipation of our day trip over to Direction Island. With lunches packed the DOTI boat ferried people to our very own desert island – we had the place to ourselves! Words cannot describe the beauty of the place – turquoise, crystal clear waters, white […]

June 30, 2013
Water, water, everywhere and none at all to drink…we have sighted land. Evading U-boats and pirates,the crew has survived another eventful night. Treading at the pace of a snail, we approach the Netherlands. It is uncertain what awaits us, save for additional encounters with hostile speedboats and towering cargo ships. Some solace, however, can be […]

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