Thank you so much to Douglas, voyage crew on board the recent London to Portsmouth voyage, who sent us this:

“Having one’s birthday on Tenacious turned out to be special event for me. First birthday on a tall ship and first birthday climbing the main mast. 16th August dawned bright and clear and Jelly, bosuns mate who was to accompany to the top made sure my harness was correct and off we went, upwards and onwards.

“Platform 1 was reached and platform 2 came into view, through the hole  and the final assault was on. As I neared the top the view was spectacular, the time at the top was all too short. On my return to Terra Firma Ian and Jane from the catering department produced a cake and card signed by all members of crew on board. A memorable day indeed.”