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November 29, 2015
TNS454 29/11/15 A new faction has formed aboard the good ship Tenacious in the last 24 hours. They call themselves the Baggy Wrinklers and they seek to make life better aboard by making baggy wrinkles for the areas that require them. They plan to usurp the tyrannical despots of the spotted whalers and the shanty warblers as masters of […]

November 28, 2015
TNS454 28/11/15 Hello good people and followers of the JST blog. Once more we write to you with what seems like nothing to say and yet so much to type. We shall start with a public service announcement. Following yesterday’s happy hour Dr James has been banned from watering the deck due to irresponsible use of the hose. Fair winds […]

November 27, 2015
TNS454 27/11/15 Day 23 HAHA! At last the blog has finally fallen into the control of myself and the rest of forward port watch! After weeks under the tyranny of the aft and starboard watches the truth can at last be told. Simply put Forward Port, as we all know, is the best! Now the truth is out […]

November 25, 2015
TNS454 25/11/15 Day 20 & 21 The voyage crew got land fever and made the most of our short stay. Final preparations were made for the long leg of serious sailing involved in a trans-Atlantic crossing. Las Palmas, Gran Canaries After we got in to harbour and everyone helped with the assisted climb, it was as if […]

November 22, 2015
TNS454 22/11/15 Day 18 Today dawned a bit blowy with a lot of lumps around. Movement needed a bit of planning if it wasn’t going to end with a bump. The good news was that we have been making good speed all night and everyone is enjoying a good sail. Another benefit is that there has been time […]

November 21, 2015
TNS454 21/11/15 Day 17 There may have been important things happening aboard Tenacious all day but the only subject discussed was the Great Egg Drop. At Smoko ring doughnuts were put out; a conversation overheard said; “Should we use those as shock absorbers?” Other conversations were preceded by people looking around for spies seeking technical […]

November 20, 2015
TNS454 20/11/15 Great Eggspectations Part 1 The egg challenge is well underway and the following is just one report that has been received concerning progress. The next blog entry should contain the full report of how the competition ended. Will there be cases of shell shock? Will it all be a terrible yolk? Find out […]

November 19, 2015
TNS454 19/11/15 The crew of Tenacious would like to announce to the world that all cooks, chefs and similar can retire early, as culinary perfection was achieved here today at smoko. Micah’s cinnamon Danish swirls were “indecently delicious” and were very much enjoyed by all the crew. This led Anna to the sad realisation that the most limiting […]

November 17, 2015
TNS454 17/11/15 Tuesday saw Tenacious crew departing Porto back into the Atlantic swell, artfully dodging fishing buoys for 30 nautical miles. With lighter hearts (and pockets), the crew busied themselves handing sails, exercising on deck and tying each other in knots in the knot tying workshop. Before departing Porto one of our number risked a spell in Portugal’s Prison for […]

November 16, 2015
TNS454 16/11/15 Shore leave in Porto began in earnest early this morning. Most of the crew bounced off early and took the tram from Lexoes to Porto city centre. While one group decided to investigate the tram lines by getting thouroughly lost, more popular activities included visiting the historic quarter of the city, lazing along the riverside and of […]

November 15, 2015
TNS454 15/11/15 Today we arrived in Leixoes under warm sunshine, with a pod of common dolphins dancing in our bow wave. There have been lots of unusual sightings on board today; aside from many other dolphins, a number of fledgling beards have been found developing in the region of the starboard fo’c’stle. Unfortunately, one of the more well-developed […]

November 14, 2015
TNS454 14/11/15 Hello from the bridge of Tenacious on what has been a truly beautiful day! The sun and the sails are out, with copious amounts of sunscreen as almost everyone spent the day on deck. The sea today has been an oasis of calm and temperatures have reached above 18.5 degrees, so everyone has been enjoying the winter […]

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