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July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 After delicious pizza in the lower mess with the whole crew, it was time to settle in to the comfy recesses of the boat while another lucky watch got the drizzle and fog of the 12-4pm watch. We chatted together and played a few rounds of cards as the rain began to ease off. After […]

July 13, 2015
13/07/15 TNS443 After a slightly delayed start due to engineering problems, we were finally away. Unfortunately, the wind was not blowing in the right direction for Weymouth, and we therefore motored to our anchor point off Oostende.

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 TNS443 Today has been hot and sunny, and, after more briefings, climbs, evac. drills etc., the crew have had more time to explore Brugge. Lots of chocolate and fabulous beers, and sights before wandering back to our cosy cabins.

July 11, 2015
11/07/15 TNS443 Tenacious is moored near the beautiful city of Brugge. The voyage crew arrived on board, between 4 – 6 pm,  evec. drills and briefings were given, then many went out exploring, and (maybe) for a few beers.

July 7, 2015
07/07/15 TNS442 It’s a beautiful day here in Scheveningen. The sun is glinting on the masts and yards and the trawlers are racing to the fish market with their catch as the crew are dragged from deep slumber by a cheery Peter at 6.30 am (BST) but now we are GMT + 2hours! After breakfast […]

July 6, 2015
05/07/15 – 06/07/15 TNS442 Scheveningen! A calm sunny dawn alongside in the smart new(ish) harbour, fishing boats returning with the night’s catch, racing to get to the fish market for the best prices. Last night many of us took advantage of the previous day’s catch in the beach bars and restaurants that line the long, […]

July 4, 2015
03/07/15 TNS442 Last night was not the hottest of the year so far, but the ship had been warming all week and, being made from wood, it stores heat very well, so it was baking below… Stores arrived early while we were still saying good bye to the off-going volunteers from last night’s event, the cadets […]

June 28, 2015
28/06/15 TNS441  All hands were woken at a very uncivilised hour of 0530am, we came sleepily on deck to discover another warm and sunny day which made the early start much more palatable. A quick cup of tea and a warm welcome from us for the Dieppe Pilot to see us safely on our way. By the time we […]

June 27, 2015
27/06/15 TNS441  After a lovely jolly wake- up call from Gerhild, we were greeted with a glorious morning just off England’s bottom left corner, Deal. Blue skies and smooth sea. Following a hearty breakfast we had a happy half, immersing ourselves in cleaning the heads. Thankfully, due to this situation we enjoyed a lazy morning sunning it up […]

June 19, 2015
19/06/15 TNS440 Greetings from the English Channel! Having spent a very pleasant evening in Cherbourg last night, some of us are heading ashore for dinner, we ‘left the wall’ at about 11 o’clock bound for Poole. Winds have not been in a particularly helpful direction so we initially started out using engines but managed to […]

June 17, 2015
17/06/15 TNS440 Almost clear skies and plenty of sun made for fantastic bathing and relaxing conditions yesterday, but regrettably little wind for sailing. Regardless, we hoisted the upper and lower topsails to catch what there was, with the help of a few heroics from the bosun’s mates, and sailed gently west. We learned to climb, […]

June 16, 2015
16/06/15 TNS440 – Southampton:Poole Having arrived at the Southampton Docks we departed at 17:30 with a great retrieval of vast ropes. At the rear of the ship we fed through 4 great multi-weave ropes, I couldn’t even wrap my fist around the circumference. As of yet the seas have remained calm and the winds low, […]

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