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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 […]

May 19, 2016
TNS460 19/05/2016 19th May 2016 Tenacious Blog Well what an eventful 24 hours some of it spent in our very own time zone as we missed 24 hours and are now ahead of the UK. Ben 3rd officer gave a short but controversial talk on time zones including his plan to decimalise time – so […]

May 18, 2016
TNS460 18/05/2016 Hello to all our family, friends and loyal blog readers. Happy Wednesday! For the first time in all of history Tenacious has crossed the International Date Line and how exciting it is!! Jumping from Monday to Wednesday and from Karen to Jean’s birthday we enjoyed birthday cake twice in a row. This longer […]

May 16, 2016
TNS460 16/05/2016 (Karen’s birthday). Here we are, Aft Port sailing along in cobalt blue seas and azure blue sky getting into the relaxed mood in preparation for our arrival in Nuku Alofa. In the meantime we have been very busy.  Yesterday (Sunday) Graeme led the crew in a Service of Hymns and bible readings with […]

May 15, 2016
TNS460 15/05/2016 Saturday afternoon’s entertainment was a talk by First Mate Fliss on square sails.  She explained the names of the different sails, the ropes that control them and how to find the ropes on the pin rails on deck.  The two lowest sails on each mast are traditionally rigged; the other three are in-yard […]

May 14, 2016
TNS460 14/05/2016 It’s day 12 on this glorious voyage and we’ve come to the realisation that Aft Stbd watch have yet to write a blog, so here it is. Let me introduce everyone to you, our watch leader is Graham who today suffered the indignity of a salty shower during happy hour and much to […]

May 11, 2016
TNS460 11/05/2016 So here we are in the South Pacific going so fast that we’ll get to Rarotonga too early tomorrow. We’re in competition with the International Flights as the planes cannot take off and land with us at the end of the runway – which is where we come alongside unless we drop the […]

May 10, 2016
TNS460 10/05/2016 Forward Port 443nm from Tahiti, enroute to Roratonga with a fair SE wind. -09:00 All hands were excitedly hailed on deck to set the sails. -10:00 The final remineance of Stretch’s colossal birthday cake were happily devoured by all. -10:30 It may not be apparent as of today, however to the future benefit […]

May 9, 2016
TNS460 09/05/2016 Kiorana – that is a Polynesian hello to all our family, friends and loyal blog readers from TNS460 and in particular us on Forward Starboard. As you can probably guess, we have all been having far too much fun in the last week since we joined Tenacious to write the blog, but we […]

May 6, 2016
TNS460 06/05/2016 Leaving Tahiti At sea at last – a full ship with most of us over jet lag and having enjoyed the variable weather and beautiful scenery of Tahiti and Moor’ea – the latter being particularly stunning both under the water and in the mountains. Yesterday we loaded stores in the sun so had […]

April 28, 2016
TNS459 28/04/201 Forward Port Tahiti – Rai’tea – Tahiti Sadly this short voyage is coming to an end. After several days of heavy rain the voyage crew joined us on a beautiful Tahitian morning. We left Pape’ete accompanied by dolphins. What a great send off. We then spent a glorious afternoon sailing slowly (drifting) along […]

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