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June 15, 2013
After a mistake on the day of our last blog, we now know what day it is! Also as scribe I had a severe telling off from James for missing his name off (I won’t make that mistake again). Speaking of James, we must let you know about the football shirt war that has been […]

June 15, 2013
16 Juin 2013 Parade de la Seine 0700 Bonjour! We are motoring down the Seine having taken a pilot onboard. The voyage crew were all awoken at 06.00 to help prepare the ship for leaving the berth, which involves taking in the gangway, taking in mooring lines, stowing equipment and the Watch on duty are […]

June 14, 2013
After another exceptional dinner prepared by Cookie Dave, Margaret, Dan & the mess men / ladies some of us decided to walk off the roast lamb & jam roly poly by power walking around deck. Top tip: When the Permanent Crew tell you not to wear flip-flops on board listen! One of us ended up […]

June 14, 2013
Bonjour amies! C’est tres bon ici….. and that about exhausts my schoolgirl French ( yes! Working from very distant memories!!) Tenacious is currently basking in the sunshine, and the admiration of hundreds of visitors to the Armada, which is a special 25th anniversary event. There are many other tall ships, and all are dressed with […]

June 13, 2013
Another gorgeous day in the South Seas, we’re all still recovering from our initiation into the Shellback community, having had a visit from the king of the deep, Neptune and his entourage. Several of us are missing patches of hair, and we all got thoroughly wet and messy and suffered a dose of truly vile […]

June 12, 2013
12th June day 6 As was blogged earlier the ship crossed over the equator for its 5th time, this time heading south in the South China Sea on its way to Australia. The ship was yet again boarded by the Pirate King (aka Cookie Dave) (he’s been on the ship that often he’s taken up […]

June 11, 2013
Day 4 & 5 11th June After a musical send off from Vivocity Singapore, Peter M took the helm while we manoeuvred to an anchorage to clear customs, take on water, fuel and most importantly booze, in readiness for our voyage (next stop Bali in approx. 8 days’ time). Lande was assisting in the galley […]

June 10, 2013
And so it begins… STW5 the next leg in the Lord Nelsons epic voyage around the world. 7/06/13 – 10/06/13 Friday – We joined Nelly at 1pm following instructions from the JST, some of us experienced, some of us first timers but one thing was for sure the next 44 days are sure to be […]

June 6, 2013
Day 6. This morning started bright and early for forward port watch as we made our way up to the breezy bridge for our 4-8am watch, the sails had come in earlier in the night and we motored our way across to our anchorage by the mouth of the Seine. Fuelled by many cups of […]

June 4, 2013
Here we are sitting in lovely sunshine in Cherbourg. The highlight today was taking Dylan and Roma aloft in their wheelchairs to the first platform. They received a huge round of applause from all the crew. Ceri who is usually in a wheelchair then climbed to the first platform, under the guidance of Ben, which […]

June 4, 2013
Day 5; Began for us in Cherbourg, which was a Grand start to the day, we were alongside at a WW2Port. We left and started to make our way upto L’havre, the clouds were in and the sea was a slight bit rough, many on board made their way to the side of the ship […]

June 3, 2013
Good evening from France! It’s beautiful weather here -sun sun sun!! We motored on through the night which wasn’t as rocky or noisy as I thought it would be. I guess that’s because the water is as flat as a pancake! We set sail today and released the sails to take advantage of the wind. […]

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