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February 24, 2018
Bye bye Azores! The big blow Darren had feared is going to happen! All the voyage crew were summoned to a meeting and Darren explained that we no longer can go to the Azores due to the weather conditions, instead we have now changed course and are heading to the Canaries. He also reassured us […]

February 24, 2018
Good morning from the North Atlantic Ocean, day seven of our twenty-one day voyage from Cape Verde to the Azores. We had the opportunity to see many different and exciting unusual things last week out on the open ocean. Last night our watch had the midnight to four am shift and although we were tired when […]

February 24, 2018
Good news! We are currently cruising along nicely, with a good breeze off our port quarter – enabling us to gain a speed of roughly 8 knots. The sun is shining, we are full of warm soup and bread and the swell has calmed to a more comfortable height. Bad news! We are heading straight […]

February 22, 2018
A cracking good wind and a cracking good food day! As well as the usual porridge, cereal and toast, French toast and bacon was on the menu. My delicious slant of marmalade with the French toast and bacon was voted as not a good idea, but remained untried by the masses. A Force 7 with up to […]

February 22, 2018
Our final day at sea dawned to beautiful sunshine and wind speeding us in the right direction towards the Falkland Islands. The end of any voyage brings mixed feelings of sadness that it is coming to an end, anticipation of what is to come next, happiness at new friends made and the huge sense of […]

February 20, 2018
WE ARE CAPE HORNERS! Well, after 30 days at sea, we have all passed from the Pacific to the Atlantic by way of Cape Horn. It happened at 15:00 hrs (ship’s time) today, 20th February 2018, a date that will live long in the memories of all the crew, whether permanent, volunteers or voyage. For all but a very […]

February 20, 2018
LN942 What a brilliant first day! Currently we are sitting off the islands of Cape Verde, heading in the direction of the island of St Vincente to pick up more supplies for our upcoming 21 day voyage across the North Atlantic. Our first watch yesterday was 12:30 til 16:00, where we set many sails and began learning […]

February 19, 2018
This first entry is being written by forward port watch in the wee small hours of the 19th as we missed our usual afternoon slot due to a lot of sail handling. Progress has been slow over the past 24 hours and we needed the iron topsails (engines) for about 10 hours, but the westerly […]

February 18, 2018
The penultimate edition of the Tenacious Times is here, from the epic New Zealand to Falkland Islands voyage. Take a glimpse into life on board the tall ship, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean as they head for Cape Horn. Click here to download.

February 18, 2018
Greetings from a chilly but sunny Southern Ocean. Yesterday, we were excited to have the first ship on the radar for several weeks: a container ship, 14 miles away but not visible. However, this afternoon we were even more excited by the glistening appearance of a sea mammal alongside us, probably a sea lion, but […]

February 16, 2018
Following another exciting night’s sailing, with waves pounding us from all sides (just like the movies!), today we have calmer seas and wind with all square sails set again. Yesterday there was a partial eclipse of the sun witnessed by those who were awake. Entertainment continues below with both people and galley utensils being unexpectedly […]

February 14, 2018
So here we are enjoying a day of great celebration, 14th February, in the middle of a southern ocean gale. Due to weather conditions the celebration of Ash Wednesday has been personal and reflective. The postal service in these parts of the world is somewhat limited, so the celebration of Valentine’s Day has relied on […]

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