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March 14, 2016
TNS458 14/03/2016 Hello, everybody!  Big News today: we have crossed the Equator! – at 11.13 to be precise – and are now in the southern hemisphere.  The excitement and anticipation of this event were considerable, with the sweepstake to guess the date and time of crossing creating unprecedented levels of complex mathematical calculations in some […]

March 12, 2016
TNS458 12/03/2016 Day 13: Anticipation of an imminent equatorial crossing is building, the sweep stake to guess the date and time closed at 9am this morning so all bets are in. As yet there have been no announcements from Captain Simon as to when this might take place but we know we will be sailing across, not […]

March 12, 2016
TNS458 12/03/2016 How quickly four days comes around, it’s Forward Port giving todays update. Yesterday evening we were treated to a stunning sunset, with a waxing moon and a strange greeny/blue shadowy phenomenon. We had a beautiful clear starry night, with shooting stars and much groaning at Steve and cadet Matts “quality” jokes. We were […]

March 10, 2016
TNS458 10/03/2016 After a glorious lunch prepared by our galley team, now sunbathing at 29 degrees C, on watch 12.30-4pm, cruising at nearly 9 knots, leaning starboard, this is the life on the big Pacific Ocean. It’s a magnificent sight to see all our lovely sails set, even the spanker. So close and yet so far […]

March 10, 2016
TNS458  10/03/2016 Ahoy there, all Tenacious blog fans! Today marks Day 10 of our Pacific adventure – how time flies! – but I should start with a Significant event which I failed to mention in our previous Aft Port blog: on Day 5 we celebrated Kath’s birthday, the first celebration of its kind on this […]

March 8, 2016
TNS458 08/03/2016 After a night of anchor watches, we  woke up to the beauty of the Cocos again – surrounding rainforest, lots of bird poop on the decks, rumours of sharks overnight and lots of admiring glances from surrounding dive boats. After the usual breakfast feast we weighed anchored and set our course heading SW, […]

March 8, 2016
TNS458 08/03/2016 Forward Starboard 1800-2000 & 0400-0800 Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening indeed…… as the song goes. Actually, it was rather exciting, very warm and wet. We left the island and hoisted many sails and came on watch after the sun had set to light drizzle. We had turned the clocks back an hour […]

March 8, 2016
TNS458 08/03/2016 After last nights excitement we woke to a more peaceful morning. During our previous watch from 2000- 2400 we watched the wind go up to 30 knots plus from zero. A true tropical storm with torrential rain and thunder and lighting through the whole watch. The Bosun’s Mates and Cadets were called at […]

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 […]

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