Today, we continued going by engine power through the Dardanelles. This was quite an easy day, travelling through quite a narrow strip of water, with land on both sides.
In terms of training and taking part in shiplife, this morning was the first time that the whole crew took part in 'happy hour'. The ship is not too dirty yet, so it didn't take us too long to get it all sparkling. After 'happy hour', we were all up on deck to receive some more sailing training, as well as learning the sailing vocabulary and what all the parts of the sails are called a little bit better.
The weather today has been very windy, and was actually a little bit chilly earlier. But now, as I sit up on the bridge, the weather is glorious. We are so close to land each side, that we have just been told by the Captain to look out for Turkish monument to all the soldiers who died in the First World War battle of Gallipoli. We can also see the British monument, and have also been told that there are French and Anzac monuments. We will be continuing through the Dardanelles, and then we are hoping that the wind will prevail and we can sail nearly to the starting point of this leg of the race. Then we will drop anchor and will be all set to start racing tomorrow!
Faces are red
Limbs may be blue
The ship that we're on, "Tenacious" ain't new.
But set the sails true
and set the sails fair
If you get it right you can cut down the glare, of the vast turquiose sea - the Agean today After stage set sailing In the night we're away To Lavrion Greece - the JST way.
So sweating and tailing
2, 6'ing and heaving
It's several days before "ASss" Watch is leaving.