All too soon voyage 256 seemed to be coming to an end but not before a few exciting and memorable experiences for the crew.
Tenacious left Her overnight anchorage at Southend during breakfast and the pilot taken on board at Graves End The ship gently motored slowly,with the tide up the river,passing the Thames barrier towards the Tower Bridge.
Seeing London from a square rigged ship must surely be the finest way and we remembered the Cutty Sark as we passed through Greenwich By 13:30 hours we were in sight of the Tower bridge.
13.43 bells were ringing on the bridge as it slowly opened acknowledging in it's own way the approaching ship with it's masts and yards that would be passing below.
At the helm Mike from Weymouth experienced one of those occasions that will remain a memory second to none.
Tenacious remained in the river for awhile as the bridge closed allowing traffic to clear and then re open to allow Her to once again go under the bridge and back down to West India dock.
To get into the dock Tenacious needed to make her way through one of the last functional locks still operating on the Thames.
Everything went smoothly as She came to The Cut in West India dock and tied alongside for the end of voyage 256