Last year I joined Tenacious for a voyage up to Iceland.
It was slightly different from the norm as we had young leaders from the British Exploring Society (BES) on board carrying out a ‘sea phase’.
There was a great mixture of crew on board, and some pretty incredible experiences were had too. Ship heeling and sail handling in freshening breezes, deploying a trawl in the ocean, collecting water samples and some rather chilly and wet night watches. Definitely something for everyone there!
The main highlights for me? A close call between seeing a small glimmer of the Northern lights while sailing off the southern coast of Iceland and going for an ocean plunge at anchor just west of Reykjavik. Both were unforgettable moments.
Read more favourite memories of our Permanent Crew.