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January 8, 2014
Having motored through the night and put around a hundred miles distance between us and Barcelona, today began with the usual routine of breakfast and happy hour. With the weak winds of the morning forecast to improve slightly later, all hands were soon busy pulling bits of string, imagining ourselves yanking on the tentacles of […]

January 7, 2014
5th – 7th Jan 2013 The voyage crew all arrived safely on board in Barcelona. They were introduced by Captain Simon to the rest of the permanent crew. This was then followed by a brief safety talk to get them through the night by Richard the mate. The next day the rest of the safety […]

January 3, 2014
Our last morning at sea and what a treat from 09.10 for a good 20 minutes we all had a fantastic unmissable experience with the company of a pod of 8 or 9 pilot whales who were swimming in and around the ship and were very visible. I have never seen so many whales so […]

January 1, 2014
New Year’s Eve was greeted in traditional ships fashion with all the crew on the bridge with a glass of cava and party poppers and the old year was rung by the eldest voyage crew and the new year rung in by the youngest. We also had a Spanish tradition as we were alongside in […]

January 1, 2014
New Years Eve celebrations on Tenacious started with traditional Spanish Tapas meal with the crew members followed by entertainment The 4 watch teams were set the challenging task of ‘making something’ with 4 modelling balloons. Despite various secret planning meetings and the use of google, none of the 4 results were likely to be nominated […]

December 27, 2013
Day 5 – Christmas Eve. For those who weren’t on the morning Watch we awoke to the amazing northern coast of Mallorca heading for the port of Soller, the coast line was like a scene out of Jurassic Park with the cloud topped mountains. The Captain jested over the PA system that if we looked […]

December 23, 2013
Tenacious 391 20th – 23rd December 2013 We arrived in Barcelona ready for our exciting Christmas voyage on the 20th of December. All of the voyage crew seemed full of energy, and we were all raring to go and enthusiastic to meet everyone else. We spent the first day in harbour, learning the ropes (literally!) […]

December 12, 2013
This morning we are on the morning watch from 4am to 8am, and its busy and pretty chilly up here on the bridge. We have had to alter course to port and slow down to avoid a tanker, and are generally keeping busy on lookout. 1030 am. We are arrived at Valencia port, with all […]

December 11, 2013
On watch, its 3am, and clear. Josh is on the helm, under motor as we have not enough wind to sail. Earlier, as we took over the watch, with more hands on deck, we were able to brace the main and fore mast. Not much shipping activity to report tonight.

December 10, 2013
03.30 Sunday 8th December; Alarm went off to get me up for the start of the adventure of a lifetime. Flew out of Bristol and arrived at Palma spot on time. Now to find the ship! Information from Southampton to get the No1 bus which proved to be correct. Saw some masts which looked like […]

December 5, 2013
Tenacious has been alongside in Palma for the past week, undertaking maintenance.  The weather was rather cold and wet the first few days and then very windy, something like the north of England is currently getting, but not as bad as up in Scotland!  The last few days, however, have been wonderful, light airs, bright […]

November 22, 2013
3 Day Summary Welcome back blog watchers Well, where do I start – The week started with a bleak outlook weather wise, with rain overhead and on the horizon. The first night we stayed in harbour due to a later arrival of voyage crew, not a bad idea as some were travelling all day. Day […]

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