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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 […]

November 16, 2013
Last night there was some very dramatic weather as we raced towards Palma, dark cloud 360 degrees around, with frequent lightning bolts and flashes from all angles. It was an extremely ominous scene, with not a single ship in sight all through the night. The sea was rocky and wild, more so than any other […]

November 14, 2013
The hills made for a dramatic arrival in Cartagena this morning, a pleasant Spanish town with lots of Roman ruins. Some good experiences so far; steering into Cadiz, dolphins under the bow, linesman duty. The stars are so bright sometimes. Heading off early in the morning as it’s a bit of a trip to Palma. […]

November 13, 2013
TNS day 8 13/11/13 Today started with ‘good morning, it is a beautiful day in Gibraltar’.  WHAT? Oh no, not backwards. Just a joke, but it definitely woke us. We worked on sail handling and now have a new line to shoot on shore, ‘we tacked, missed stays, boxed the sails and wore ship instead. […]

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