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June 18, 2013
Je m’appele Margaret. J’ai un maladie etje ne peux ni marcher ni parler. Avant d’arriver a Rouen Samedi, j’etais tres nerveuse. Je commencais a regretter d’avoir reserve un lit dans le bateau Tenacious. (Je n’ai pas de dictionnaire et doncje n’ai pas le vocabulaire pour decrier les activites ou les partis du bateau. Le voyage […]

June 17, 2013
After a day of being treated like celebrities by the French public, we enjoyed our first night at sea. We set sails, enjoyed a Sunday roast with ice cream, chocolate sauce and pears for desert and headed North into the Channel. Aft Port took the watch from midnight ’til four during which we successfully dodged […]

June 16, 2013
Well after an early start to the day we left Rouen, second ship in the parade, to crowds of folk waving us off, Amazing to think that they had all got up early to wave to us. The passage has been a gentle one with a slight wind, some sun and a small amount of […]

June 15, 2013
16 Juin 2013 Parade de la Seine 0700 Bonjour! We are motoring down the Seine having taken a pilot onboard. The voyage crew were all awoken at 06.00 to help prepare the ship for leaving the berth, which involves taking in the gangway, taking in mooring lines, stowing equipment and the Watch on duty are […]

June 14, 2013
Bonjour amies! C’est tres bon ici….. and that about exhausts my schoolgirl French ( yes! Working from very distant memories!!) Tenacious is currently basking in the sunshine, and the admiration of hundreds of visitors to the Armada, which is a special 25th anniversary event. There are many other tall ships, and all are dressed with […]

June 6, 2013
Day 6. This morning started bright and early for forward port watch as we made our way up to the breezy bridge for our 4-8am watch, the sails had come in earlier in the night and we motored our way across to our anchorage by the mouth of the Seine. Fuelled by many cups of […]

June 4, 2013
Here we are sitting in lovely sunshine in Cherbourg. The highlight today was taking Dylan and Roma aloft in their wheelchairs to the first platform. They received a huge round of applause from all the crew. Ceri who is usually in a wheelchair then climbed to the first platform, under the guidance of Ben, which […]

June 4, 2013
Day 5; Began for us in Cherbourg, which was a Grand start to the day, we were alongside at a WW2Port. We left and started to make our way upto L’havre, the clouds were in and the sea was a slight bit rough, many on board made their way to the side of the ship […]

June 3, 2013
Good evening from France! It’s beautiful weather here -sun sun sun!! We motored on through the night which wasn’t as rocky or noisy as I thought it would be. I guess that’s because the water is as flat as a pancake! We set sail today and released the sails to take advantage of the wind. […]

June 1, 2013
Hello everyone! It’s Becci, from JST office, part of the voyage crew for this trip. Good evening from Tenacious on a glorious evening in the English Channel. Winds are very light and the sea is very calm with the evening sun still shining down. We left Southampton this morning and have had a very busy […]

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