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February 3, 2016
TNS456 03/02/2016 With all the muscle power we could gather under the fiery afternoon sun, we set the sails and headed towards Coiba Island. Much to everyone’s excitement a pod of dolphins were sighted playing in the bow waves of the ship. In a display of magnificence one of them leapt 3 metres in to the air. This […]

February 3, 2016
 TNS456 03/02/2016 After yesterday’s great sail, we steamed overnight in very light winds, and anchored this morning off Isla Coiba, an ecological gem located in the Gulf of Montijo in the Mesoamerican Pacific. The islands sit 20 kms off the mainland at Verugas and covers an area of 503 sq kms. Our Lonely Planet guide (travelling bible) warns us to […]

February 1, 2016
LN890 01/02/2016 Yesterday we all took a tour of the island of El Hierro, a lovely quiet volcanic island, not often visited by many tourists. We arrived back at the ship to enjoy sun-downers and a barbeque on deck. This morning a number of the crew enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the island and […]

February 1, 2016
TNS456 01/02/2016 After an early lunch on Sunday, forward port arrived on watch at 12.30 while the rest of the crew had lunch. For the first 20 minutes we were treated to the sight of dozens of whale blows and one displaying its fluke as it disappeared beneath the calm sea. As we neared the cove at the south end […]

January 29, 2016
TNS456 29/01/16 Yesterday was actioned packed in preparation for sailing today toward the Pearl Islands.  We need fresh supplies of fish, fruit and vegetables. So, two intrepid crew members were tasked to attack the fish market, which luckily was achieved by the help of a friendly local. If that wasn’t enough, the next day’s task was to source fresh […]

January 29, 2016
TNS456 29/01/16 Hello family and friends of Tenacious crew! TNS voyage 456 began yesterday when the new voyage crew joined the ship at Flamenco Marina on a little island outside Panama City.  Well, the crew actually met two boats from Tenacious, because the ship herself is at anchor about a half mile outside the breakwater.  […]

January 27, 2016
TNS455 27/01/16 After debriefs we had a happy half hour. Press reporters from Panama’s main Newspapers arrived and interviewed the crew. Into this melee, we started the slow process of loading the Voyage Crew and their luggage into the boats to run them ashore. It had been a fabulous Voyage with great sailing. Of the […]

January 26, 2016
TNS455 26/01/16 We sent our RIB to the marina to pick up the agent and Customs and the passports were sent ashore to Immigration. Around 1130 the Voyage crew were cleared to go ashore and we started running them ashore by ship’s boats so they could explore Panama City. In the evening we had a BBQ […]

January 25, 2016
TNS455 25/01/16 Aft Port were gracious after their victory.  25th January Aft Port.  After filling in time with the egg drop, a lazy afternoon was brought to an exciting moment when the pilot arrived on board splendid in his chinos and sunglasses.  The ship leapt to life, engines ready and on hoisting the anchor we were off towards the […]

January 24, 2016
TNS455 24/01/16 The day started with an al fresco breakfast on deck whilst we continued towait for our journey through the Panama Canal.  The usual Happy Hour followed, so we were all ‘spick and span’ for our Canal passage, and then the eagerly awaited ‘Egg-a-thon’ competition started.  Each of the 4 watches and the Galley Team entered […]

January 23, 2016
TNS455 23/01/16 Panama Canal Transit – Readiness Report Summary 2016-01-23 16:00 UTC-0500 Maurice Cabrillo Assistant Safety Inspector, 3rd Class At 1030 hours I boarded SV Tenacious to carry out the mandatory safety inspection before tomorrow’s scheduled canal passage.  The crew were polite and efficient, but far too friendly. They offered my boat crew freshly baked cake! Of course, I am […]

January 22, 2016
TNS455 22/01/16 A day mostly full of blue skies, calm seas and entertaining dolphins.  Still sailing – we haven’t used the engine since Antigua (apart from in and out of Harbours. Morning exercise was setting both the t’gallants and royals, handing the main course and putting in a harbour stow.  Mike’s glasses fell from the end of the yard, […]

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