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February 23, 2017
Red watch 23/02/17 After being ferried ashore on the RIB and DOTI boats, we spent a pleasant few hours exploring the former penal colony of Port Arthur. A stark reminder – albeit in a beautiful setting – of the constant flow of convicts shipped to the other side of the world, in many cases for […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Saturday 18 February 2017 A Tannoy announcement is not the gentlest way to wake up, but when it is telling you to get to the mess where your shipmates in the galley have porridge, bacon, eggs, hash-browns and coffee waiting for you then it is quite acceptable.  As a […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Evening of Thursday 16 February to Evening Friday 17 February. After a full day exploring Port Arthur, Tenacious stayed moored in the pristine and serene waters just off the historical Tasmanian penal colony.  Day 3 evening in the bar had voyage crew becoming more relaxed and familiar with one […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 February 14 – 16 Greetings JST friends. We are now Day 3 of our journey around the East coast of Tasmania. We left Hobart feeling very lucky with such fine weather after a weekend of rain and stormy winds. We had a light breeze on day 2 allowing us […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   Day 8 Forward Port Watch – having helped the early watches with the fun of 50kt NNE breezes providing plenty of power and pouring rain, we are now into broken cloud, pleasant 25knot wind off the port aft providing ideal sailing weather around South East Cape and the tip of Bruny Island. […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 Day 7 Voyage 479,and yes the Faaaaaaastley superior watch (Fwd STBD) are back on the bridge for the afternoon watch. We are currently drifting at a massive speed of 1knt with 14 sails set and Fran at the helm. We’ve had a visual on Hibbs Beach from the port, starboard, bow and stern […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   After a peaceful 30 hours on the hook at Quarantine Bay, including our first showers, swimming with seals (or having seals jump over us) and hiking ashore, we are finally out in the Bass Straight.   We sailed out through The Rip this morning and are on our way to Hobart at […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 5th February Day 3 Forward   Starboard “Faaastly Superior” Watch TNS 479 Melbourne – Hobart Feb 2017 (aka Stardate 88, all is well). Awoke to a stunning sunrise off Port Arlington, to be greeted by yet another culinary extravaganza courtesy of Mika, Nate and string of galley rats. Weighed anchor at 10.30 and […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 2nd February Day 1: Departure   A fine Melbourne day greeted the crew of the Tenacious as we boarded, ready to embark on the voyage south to the port of Hobart and the wooden boat festival. After the required briefing and safety instruction in order to familiarise the new crewmembers with the vessel, […]

January 10, 2017
    TNS477 2-12/1/17 Tue 10 January 2017   At 9am we departed our anchorage at Refuge Cove then motored through the scenic islands at the bottom of The Prom like the Anser Group. Captain Barbara thought they looked very Scottish in the grey sky !! Bosun Steve gave a very informative talk on different […]

January 10, 2017
TNS477 02-12/1/17 Mon 9th January 2017.   Anchored at Refuge Cove, Wilson’s Promontory. The Prom is the most southerly point of the Australian mainland in Victoria.  At 7am we were greeted by a pod of dolphins visiting the ship and a fishing boat coming past for a few photos of us !!  By 9am we […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Thursday 5 January – At 0900, 8 miles off the port of Eden, we handed sails and started motoring into this picturesque port, famous for its days as an old Whaling port. The Cruise ship “World” was anchored off as we made our entrance, before turning round and backing onto our berth. The […]

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