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June 17, 2016
TNS461 17/06/2016  After a night at sea we arrived just off Taveuni Island ready to assess the pier and decide whether it was suitable to come alongside. Some masterful work by captain Simon, the permanent crew and amazing work at the stern by the Aft Port team saw us able to come alongside a very […]

June 15, 2016
TNS461 15/06/2016 Forward Port Reporting- Ahoy lubbers! After sailing overnight we arrived at anchor at the beautiful island of Vanua Balabu south east of the main island. The crew took the tenders to land to be greeted by islanders where they were given a welcoming ceremony (Savu Savu) in the community hall which included the traditional […]

June 12, 2016
TN461 – 12/06/2016 We awoke this morning to an almost flat sea. The wind had dropped and we had spent the night traveling under motor power. We had left Mutuku Island behind. Several new islands were scattered around our horizon as we sailed on. While on the 8 – 12 midnight watch the clouds finally […]

June 11, 2016
TN461 – 11/06/2016 After 24 hours sailing out of Suva, we hit our first destination “Matuku”. It was by no means a smooth sail- many of us were left feeling a little under the weather! Our ship was of much curiosity to the locals- many sailed alongside us (once we were anchored) to check us out! […]

June 9, 2016
TNS461 09/06/2016 AFT PORT At 4 o’clock, yesterday afternoon, the voyage crew started to assemble on the Tenacious, after what was for some a very long flight and bus journey to Suva. We all settled in and enjoyed part one of the safety briefing. Dinner then immediately followed, and on the menu was a delicious beef […]

June 2, 2016
TNS460 02/06/2016 Today (Thursday 2nd June) is our last afternoon watch and therefore our last blog of this voyage. We also have only one full day of sailing after this, so we are making the most of these superb sailing conditions. An almost cloudless sky, a pleasant breeze, in a 28 degree temperature, And a […]

June 1, 2016
TNS460 01/06/2016 (Blog by Aft Starboard) Tuesday was a busy day for Aft Starboard’s climbers.  In the morning Jo and Georgina went aloft to overhaul the buntlines on the fore course, and in the afternoon Graham and Graham climbed to the top of the mainmast. Anne and Georgina gave an afternoon talk in the lower […]

May 31, 2016
TNS460 31/05/2016 Present watch leader Terry, previous watch leader Mislav, Jimbo, Michele (Jersey),Michele (France),Matt, Lesley, Ruth, Steve the traveller ,Mike (boss), absent on mess duty Day 29 of a Tahiti-Fiji voyage. A great thanks to BM Mike for organising an afternoon of well-mannered frivolities, his pin rail competition went down with much hilarity. Since the […]

May 29, 2016
TNS460 29/05/2016 Greetings once again family, friends and loyal blog followers from Forward Starboard. Today we are saying goodbye to Samoa after having departed yesterday afternoon from Apia. We arrived late Friday evening and typical of Polynesia everything closed by lunch time on Saturday, but this did not deter the voyage crew who managed to […]

May 26, 2016
TNS460 26/05/2016 Greetings once again to our family, friends and loyal blog followers from Fwd Stbd. Now the sun is shining again after a small downpour we will jot down a few highlights of the past 24 hours. After a morning of simulated blindness, in which Islay helmed with the assistance of the speaking compass, […]

May 25, 2016
TNS460 25/05/2016 We welcome Rowena to our watch as a valued member. Yesterday afternoon Steve de Roeck gave us a very interesting talk about his travels including a slide show of the wildlife in places as diverse as Antarctica and Central Africa.  This included some superb photography of various animals from huge elephants and water […]

May 23, 2016
TNS460 23/05/2016 Here we are having a huge variety of experiences in the extraordinary island of Tonga, off to take samples from a new island before heading North through the Tongan islands. So Friday night the majority of the voyage crew and Ali (cook) and Tracey (cooks ass) all headed off to Oholei Beach and […]

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