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02/04/12 - Tenacious
Aft Starboard Blog
April fool’s Day began with our Watch Leader Mike informing us that the Captain wanted to go water skiing from the Tenacious. The wind refused to participate in the joke, however, and we settled for a gentle sail on calm seas after hoisting the anchor off of the Berry Islands. Our bracing skills were sharpened by two course changes and the command "Come Up!" was followed by a single thud of the rope hitting the deck.
Graham’s culinary imagination was again on display as he put tasty fajitas on our lunch table. Large bowls of sour cream, grated cheese, guacamole and salsa were passed in a chain so that everyone could customize their own meal.
Later in the afternoon, the voyage crew met at the main mast for a presentation by Second Engineer Glenn. In terms all of us could understand, he described his past work in a cancer research lab with phosphorescent molecules attached to DNA chains. The "hidden" backgrounds of both permanent and voyage crew members never cease to amaze.
And as the sun set on the western horizon, everyone gathered on the ship’s port side hoping to see the fabled green flash. It eluded us again, but someday …
Finally, our last night watch was peaceful, with the lights of Nassau beckoning us from the starboard side for the voyage’s final leg.
Aft Starboard: Mike (WL), Derek, Vic, Alan, Stephen & Gary