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March 7, 2016
Yesterday we had 2 full watches – warm heavy rain fell most of our 8am to 12:30, & our 8pm to midnight was marked by darkness so thick the occasional star breaking through was almost a point of celebration. Today we awoke at The Cocos Island & after a briefing from the Rangers who protect […]

March 6, 2016
Greetings to all from the Aft Port watch.  Our first watch at sea was quite busy, with a good lookout required on account of the numerous fishing vessels in the waters of the Gulf of Nicoya.  At the end of the watch, some of us went to have a look at the phosphorescence which others […]

March 4, 2016
We’re off! After three days in steamy Puntarenas we’re heading out into the Pacific.  After a few days of maintenance the voyage crew joined on 29th February. We have people from all over – Canadians, Americans, Australians, a New Zealander and Uruguayan and of course the UK.  A good multi-national mix of abilities and ages […]

February 24, 2016
TNS457 24/02/16 Today was a fantastic day of beach fun. It was so Interesting seeing the wheelchairs being lifted onto the boats and hauled ashore with the whole gang. They were delighted and we could see it. Shot a lot of photos today and even had enough time to fly the drone around for a bit. The last […]

February 21, 2016
TNS457 21/02/16 Our time onboard the Tenacious started straight after boarding, where all the hearty crew and seamen were welcomed with some basic bracing and evacuation training. Onboard the ship we had a huge variety of people from all over the world, with there being a majority who had never stepped foot on a tall ship before! A busy day […]

February 18, 2016
TNS456 18/02/2016 We picked up an early pilot and prepared ourselves to moor up in Puntareanas. We were not under sail as the wind remained unpredictable as it had been through the trip. Mooring lines were laid out and fenders at the ready once we were safely moored up the gangway was ready so we could spend some time […]

February 17, 2016
TNS456 17/02/2016 We’ve been having so much fun that we’ve had to amalgamate two days worth of blogs into one big entry. Since you last dipped into the website to see what we were up to, we have safely anchored off Isla Tortuga (note spelling correction!) following a sail around the deep channel surrounding Tortuga’s two islands. Tuesday […]

February 15, 2016
TNS456 15/02/2016  We set off on the morning of the twelfth for an adventure not fully realizing the excitement and fun we were going to experience. We were met on the beach by our two dazzling Costa Rican guides. From the word go, we were putty in their hands; girls and boys alike… After half an hour of […]

February 14, 2016
TNS456 14/02/2016  After St. Valentine chocolates given to us by Jorge and a an amazing birthday cake with inextinguishable candles for Robin, we have just left our anchorage and happily, by steering round the Isla de Cana, have been able to hoist sail in a pleasant south-westerly wind.  This will speed us on our way to lisle Tortuga on […]

February 11, 2016
TNS456 11/02/2016  Today, all but two of the voyage crew have gone off in skiffs around the mangroves of Drake Bay. All of the permanent crew and the two remaining voyage crew have spent the day working. I would just like to highlight the amount of work carried out by the crew behind the scenes, that few people get […]

February 11, 2016
TNS456 11/02/2016 Oh wow! Our wildlife encounters cannot bear comparison with the robust dynamism of the workers on the ship and their immense output today. Casting our guilt aside, we must record the enchantment of the our big adventures in one of the world’s largest mangrove wetland nature reserves aka floating forest of Costa Rica .  Our landing in […]

February 10, 2016
TNS456 10/02/2016 We are now on our way to Drake’s Bay after an exhausting evening spent at a quiz. Our watch did brilliantly; coming a healthy last, tied with the BMs. Grahame’s watch won and have not allowed us to forget it since. The weather is really lovely today with some more breeze to cool us slightly, and we […]

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