Today we lifted anchor straight after breakfast and set upon motoring north alongside the coast of Denmark. Straight after lunch Simon the Captain and Nick, the 1st Mate, made the decision to set the sails even though we were heading into a northerly wind. This caused us to change course and head towards the general direction of Sweden (the promised land of flat pack merchandise).
The ship herself handled very well in the conditions she was placed in, and after some very uneasy stomachs it could have been a good direction to travel for some new furnishings. But on a serious note, rough seas combined with a force 6 wind meant that many of our crew became very friendly and familiar with their lunches. As the seven hours went on, more of the crew found they had left their so-called sea legs in their lockers. And now for those of you who like their food. We started the day on porridge with delicious poached egg cooked to a lovely texture and fluffiness. Also on this platter of perfection there were golden, crisp hash browns and exceptionally pleasing meatballs. For lunch a collection of Italian speacialities or, in plain English... PIZZA! And finally this list of luscious delicacies ended with (considering it was Sunday) you guessed it:
Sunday roast. Around 16:30 we braced the sails, turned our back on the flat pack kingdom and gained a new heading with the destination just off the shore of Skagen (or the top of Denmark, to the rest of the world). aAs we got closer, the sea and the wind calmed slightly, raising spirits and boosting morale.
>From myself, Oli and Iida and of
course the whole crew of the great and noble barque Tenacious, we'd just like to say good night.
Oli and Iida, aft starboard