We arrived in Southampton yesterday afternoon after a 14 hour coach journey.
We were greeted with all the friendly faces of the permanent crew on board Tenacious.
Once on board, our first task was to peel some carrots for that evenings Dinner. We then proceeded to the Lower Mess to be given the important safety briefing. Each member of the permanent crew gave a talk on specific safety procedures which we have to follow whilst on board. When we first arrived on board Tenacious, we were told that during the previous voyage, they had lost an anchor in the sea, off the coast of The Isle of Wight, and that we needed to retrieve it, and this is exactly what we did! Once we had located the exact point of where the anchor was, thanks to our GPS! A diving team had been recruited to dive for the anchor. After a number of hours and numerous attempts of looking for the anchor, the dive team finally found it and our permanent crew reattached it to Tenacious. The operation of reattaching it finished at about 23.15 We then proceeded south and set sail just before midnight. This morning the wind has gone lighter so we have increased our canvas and the sails appear picturesque in the morning sun.
Our watch are currently on lookout for other traffic here in the English Channel, however there does not appear to be many vessels at present.
Jack Spencer, Forward Port Watch