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June 24, 2013
Having received the sad news from Captain Barbara yesterday that we were not going to be able to visit Christmas Island because of the ” swell” conditions of the sea, we put up the sails to catch the increasing wind and reveled in the glorious sight of billowing canvas. Today with the really choppy conditions […]

June 23, 2013
Much to the delight of the Sherriff of Nottingham and Scrooge – Christmas has been cancelled! I know you probably think we have lost track of the day again but Captain Barbara received an email from Christmas Island yesterday informing us that the weather was still bad, the island doesn’t have a harbour and no […]

June 23, 2013
The ship is all quiet again, as the last voyage crew members have just waved goodbye from voyage 374. Yesterday was action packed, as we left Tilbury with our pilots and a film crew onboard. We were being pinned to the dock by a 30k wind, so it was hard work getting away. Once under […]

June 22, 2013
Since leaving Bali on Thursday the phrases, “You have to take the rough with the smooth” & “Let’s rock & roll” kind of sum up our passage in to the Indian Ocean! Anna ended up on the floor after trying to pole dance whilst still in her wheelchair, in an attempt to stabilize herself, while […]

June 21, 2013
A wet day in Boulogne was made brighter by a visit to the British, mainly World War 1, cemetery. A short walk (about 3miles) up through the town rewarded the walker by cresting the hill and having an inspiring view of the cemetery nestling in a green small valley, with the mist just revealing the […]

June 20, 2013
Off again, sailing into the blue! We left Bali about 9.30am, another really hot day and even though the boat was rocking and rolling as we left harbour we were glad of the breeze. So far we have spotted more flying fish and dolphins….and sadly also a huge line of rubbish which is part of […]

June 19, 2013
Today after getting more stores on-board and bacon butties on deck for breakfast most of us set off in a fleet of taxis to explore the Island. Having negotiated the frantic traffic, millions of motor bikes carrying adults, children, grannys, furniture, animals etc -sometimes singly, more often all together – we were taken to see […]

June 19, 2013
Last evening at sea it was obvious that we are approaching the longest day, as we were treated to a fantastic sunset which went on until after ten PM. Having left Cherbourg we had to motor, as the sea was like a mill pond, with no wind to fill our sails. Micah and uncle John, […]

June 18, 2013
Bali at last! After a quite amazing feat of “parking” into our berth at Benoa Marina by Captain Barbara we arrived in Bali at midday. Having done all the paperwork the crew were glad to be able to go and explore, the first port of call being the ATM to get local currency. 15,000 rupees […]

June 18, 2013
Je m’appele Margaret. J’ai un maladie etje ne peux ni marcher ni parler. Avant d’arriver a Rouen Samedi, j’etais tres nerveuse. Je commencais a regretter d’avoir reserve un lit dans le bateau Tenacious. (Je n’ai pas de dictionnaire et doncje n’ai pas le vocabulaire pour decrier les activites ou les partis du bateau. Le voyage […]

June 17, 2013
After a day of being treated like celebrities by the French public, we enjoyed our first night at sea. We set sails, enjoyed a Sunday roast with ice cream, chocolate sauce and pears for desert and headed North into the Channel. Aft Port took the watch from midnight ’til four during which we successfully dodged […]

June 16, 2013
Hi, it is now 1410 on the 16th June, Father’s Day. This morning several fathers were opening their cards from the offspring far away…most cards seem to be from the daughters!! Yesterday, after a routine afternoon most of the ship’s company took part in a quiz in the Bar whilst the permanent crew kept Lord […]

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