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February 9, 2016
TNS456 09/02/2016 Having been dubbed ‘one of the most unsavoury places in Costa Rica’ by the Rough Guide, Golfito exceeded all expectations. The locals were welcoming and the surrounding area was enchanting and home to several well-known national parks. The town itself did have a slight rough and ready first impression, however is was full […]

February 6, 2016
TNS456 06/02/2016 You cannot imagine the heat here in Golfito, Golfo Dulce of Costa Rica! No one is complaining however, as our local agent Niko has come on board with all the usual officials and told us about all the best things to see over the next few days. At the moment of writing, we are at anchor […]

February 6, 2016
TNS456 06/02/2016 After spending a good time on Coiba, we moved across the Canal de Rancheria to the Isla Rancheria. This was a picturesque island with one dilapidated building, a couple of gardeners and lots of coconut trees. Some of us sunbathed and collected shells, whilst others went for a snorkel. There was a wide variety of colourful fish, […]

February 5, 2016
TNS456 05/02/2016 Last night saw the first games of the backgammon tournament, to which twenty-four of the crew have signed up. To set the ball rolling the mathematical mind of Andre was drawn up against our on board medic, all the games were heated and provided great entertainment for the spectator. Today started with a beautiful sunrise over Ensenada […]

February 4, 2016
TNS456 04/02/2016 After spending yesterday on Coiba, we moved across the Canal de Rancheria to the Isla Rancheria. This was a picturesque island with one dilapidated building, a couple of gardeners and lots of coconut trees. Some of us sunbathed and collected shells, whilst others went for a snorkel. There was a wide variety of colourful fish, including parrotfish […]

February 3, 2016
TNS456 03/02/2016 With all the muscle power we could gather under the fiery afternoon sun, we set the sails and headed towards Coiba Island. Much to everyone’s excitement a pod of dolphins were sighted playing in the bow waves of the ship. In a display of magnificence one of them leapt 3 metres in to the air. This […]

February 3, 2016
 TNS456 03/02/2016 After yesterday’s great sail, we steamed overnight in very light winds, and anchored this morning off Isla Coiba, an ecological gem located in the Gulf of Montijo in the Mesoamerican Pacific. The islands sit 20 kms off the mainland at Verugas and covers an area of 503 sq kms. Our Lonely Planet guide (travelling bible) warns us to […]

February 1, 2016
TNS456 01/02/2016 After an early lunch on Sunday, forward port arrived on watch at 12.30 while the rest of the crew had lunch. For the first 20 minutes we were treated to the sight of dozens of whale blows and one displaying its fluke as it disappeared beneath the calm sea. As we neared the cove at the south end […]

January 29, 2016
TNS456 29/01/16 Yesterday was actioned packed in preparation for sailing today toward the Pearl Islands.  We need fresh supplies of fish, fruit and vegetables. So, two intrepid crew members were tasked to attack the fish market, which luckily was achieved by the help of a friendly local. If that wasn’t enough, the next day’s task was to source fresh […]

January 29, 2016
TNS456 29/01/16 Hello family and friends of Tenacious crew! TNS voyage 456 began yesterday when the new voyage crew joined the ship at Flamenco Marina on a little island outside Panama City.  Well, the crew actually met two boats from Tenacious, because the ship herself is at anchor about a half mile outside the breakwater.  […]

January 27, 2016
TNS455 27/01/16 After debriefs we had a happy half hour. Press reporters from Panama’s main Newspapers arrived and interviewed the crew. Into this melee, we started the slow process of loading the Voyage Crew and their luggage into the boats to run them ashore. It had been a fabulous Voyage with great sailing. Of the […]

January 26, 2016
TNS455 26/01/16 We sent our RIB to the marina to pick up the agent and Customs and the passports were sent ashore to Immigration. Around 1130 the Voyage crew were cleared to go ashore and we started running them ashore by ship’s boats so they could explore Panama City. In the evening we had a BBQ […]

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