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25/02/13 - Tenacious
As we made our way Southwards a breast of the coast of Sicilly, theSunday
night watches enjoyed clear skies as the ship was bathed in the lightof a
full moon beneath a spectacular display of stars.
As we passed theSouthern most point of Sicilly we encountered a secondary
swell coming fromthe North West which created a slightly more uncomfortable
Whenthe forward starboard watch came to relieve us at midnight, the wind
had diedaway and we had to haul in the upper and lower fore topsails in
interestingconditions as we finished our watch and retired to our bunks for
The morning greeted us with glorious sunshine but no wind.
TheMaltese Cadets gave us a talk and told us all about themselves and life
inMalta.They all expressed what an amazing time they had experiencedon
As the wind still had not come by smoko it was decided tocontinue to motor
to our anchorage spot NW of Malta to a bay calledMellieha.Here we managed
the voyage photo on board the ship.
At 14:00hours a port anchor was dropped with 4 shackles those on duty took
up ananchor watch