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August 9, 2015
09/08/15 LN 875 On the first day in Rosendal there was a fantastic opportunity for a few of us to go kayaking on the waters of the Fjord which were so still you could almost mistake them for one gigantic mirror! The Kayak trip lasted a few beautiful hours and in that time we kayaked around an […]

August 8, 2015
08/08/15 TNSDS4 Tenacious is at maximum capacity for this day sail with 80 on board! All have arrived and its bacon rolls before casting lines. As we head west from berth 104 west docks Southampton it is a sunny south easterly force 2 and we are surrounded by the racing yachts out for Cowes week. […]

August 7, 2015
07/08/15 TNS446 Voyage Crew kept anchor watch overnight, and the morning dawned fine and clear.  08.00 We commenced weighing anchor from Hamstead Point, and is was an interesting, beautiful, and altogether too short trip back to berth 104 western docks Southampton, and fond farewells.

August 7, 2015
07/08/15 LN875 It has been an interesting 24 hours. Yesterday afternoon we were sailing at speeds up to 9 knots! Where was that wind during the races? We had the fore course, topsail and t’gallant and the main topsail and t’gallant set, as well as the outer jib and, for some time, the spanker. We had already […]

August 6, 2015
06/08/15 LN875 If it’s Thursday, this must be Norway? Well there’s a Norwegian courtesy flag flying, so we can assume that distant coast must be somewhere like that. The ship seems to be in quite a routine: Sleep, eat, sleep, watch, sleep, sleep, eat, and sleep. We all seem very content to be away from average […]

August 5, 2015
05/08/15 LN875 We left Aalborg at 2pm where we slowly progressed down the Fjord in the Parade of sail. As we slowly motored along, we were attacked by The Black Diamond with a bombardment of water balloons! The Lord Nelson however was prepared with water pistols and catapults to ignite our revenge. After forcing the […]

August 5, 2015
TNS446 05/08/15 Left Saint Malo through the tidal lock, which was filled to capacity with a small flotilla of craft, ranging from motor vessels to a tiny dinghy. It is rumoured that Capt. Barbara has never seen the lock so full. And First Mate Ali had to manage her disappointment at not being able to […]

August 5, 2015
05/08/15 LN875 Well here we are! The new crew have arrived, settled in and have soaked up the atmosphere and welcome of Aalborg. After briefings and initial training and our first delicious meal, shore leave was enjoyed, sampling what was on offer on the street stalls, (brilliant frozen yoghurt!), 3 different Stages hosting brilliant bands and seeing some […]

August 4, 2015
04/08/15 LN874  We are way behind with our blog! However, we have a good excuse, because no sooner than Nellie arrived in Aalborg we had to do the usual preparations of the ship to be on display. The big event for which we were stressing out was the crew parade through the streets of Aalborg […]

August 4, 2015
TNS446 04/08/15 We have caused quite a stir in St Malo as many have come to see our tall ship and take photos, and stand to watch the assisted climbs this morning, with wheelchairs hoisted aloft, and ropes on harnesses for those climbing, and returning to deck to a round of applause, or watch Captain […]

August 3, 2015
03/08/15 TNS446 Today is the third day of our trip to St. Malo in Brittany, France. I had to be up for the 4am shift, I awoke early quite excited as I knew I would be steering the ship. It was an awesome task as I got to see the sun come up, and the beginning […]

August 2, 2015
31/07/15 – 02/08/15 TNS446 Friday 31st July 2015 We were anchored in West Lepe last night in the Western Solent and had a great evening of games and chat and a meal on deck. A beautiful trip back to Southampton through the Needles this morning with the gangway lowered just in time for all trains […]

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