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November 20, 2014
Yesterday’s wish was fulfilled…we’ve had a wonderful display of dolphins under the bow. Running around and under the ship for over an hour. The last 24 hours have been pretty good. We’ve put sail up and we’ve taken it down again. And then put it up again….all good fun. Just about everyone now has their […]

November 19, 2014
Day 3 Tuesday 18th we were in La Coruna, where we stayed aboard the ship learning how to set the sails, and put all the lines in order. After a smashing fish pie for dinner and chocolate mousse for pudding it was time for our watch leaders  to  take us ashore.  All the ducklings followed […]

November 14, 2014
Which brings us to today, the 14th of November. We put out of Brest, at ten in the morning. The sun was shining, the wind was low and life was good.For the first time on this voyage, the crew got a chance to brace the yards and  set the sails. I was in my element, […]

November 13, 2014
11th – 13th November 2014 November 11th, brought howling wind driving rain and high seas. So high indeed that the crew spent the entire night being rolled from side to side in their bunks and at breakfast the next day, everything in the galley and mess moved.  If I put my knife down for a moment […]

October 16, 2014
Happy hour commenced after breakfast where all watches contributed to the cleaning of the ship. Smoko followed this and then the Pilot arrived on board at 11:15.  We arrived into Cherbourg at 12:00. Lunch was served, and then we were given instructions to go ashore. Before leaving the ship we were given instructions on how […]

October 14, 2014
Hello everybody, it’s been a good start to our voyage today. After spending last night anchored in the Solent, we set sails shortly after lunch time today and started on our way to Cherbourg in France. Everyone got involved with pulling ropes, and Tom, who is blind, was particularly enthusiastic to jump in as close […]

October 9, 2014
Hello friends and family! We are a few days into our voyage, and it’s been interesting so far! The weather forecasts for this week have been a little less than ideal. It’s quite windy – we’ve had a steady force 7 and 8, gusting to 9. (If you don’t know what this means, suffice it […]

October 3, 2014
Hello to all you JST supporters out there. I am on board Tenacious at dock gate 4 in Southampton, and it is glorious hot sunshine still! I am reliably (?) informed that Tenacious won the ship against ship sailing race…. But that Lord Nelson won on time?! Clear as mud then. What is evident is […]

September 29, 2014
We began the day Anchored in Swanage Bay, after a noble attempt by the crews of both vessels to beat each other in a friendly race between rivals – which was won by Lord Nelson despite the rather uncooperative winds. Tuesday morning attempts were again made to race, this time across the channel to the […]

September 25, 2014
Starting the day smack bang in the middle of the Channel, continuing the journey from last night. Sadly we got to use the pushing power from the sails only for a short amount of time, which meant more heaving, sweating and tailing for the voyage crew. However, we knew we were approaching South England on […]

September 24, 2014
TNS 418 Monday 22nd 2200 – Weds 24th 1900 FORWARD PORT Our first watch under way was 2000-0000. We were blessed with clear, starry skies and plenty to look at – to get across to Dieppe, we had to join, then cross, the English Channel Traffic Separation Scheme, which divides up the navigable waters into […]

September 22, 2014
New voyage crew joined at lunch time, with the watch leaders joining the day before as instructed. Once all the voyage crew of 418 were assembled on board the permanent crew introduced themselves .The rest of the day was taken up with briefings for safety and evacuation drills. Later in the evening we were hosted […]

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