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May 2, 2014

Day 14 of a very interesting and enjoyable voyage up the coast line of Brazil.

Today’s date is the second of May and the blog is being brought to you by aft port and a ‘very contempt cadet’. Currently all of the voyage crew are sitting patiently waiting to be fed by our very own chef, Dave, the permanent crew including the Captain, 1st and 2nd officers and both of our engineers are sitting very patiently on the bridge awaiting for pilotage confirmation into our next anchorage which is Ilhabella. Nellie is currently doing circles around her own pivot point whilst we await a simple radio call to allow us to travel further up the channel into our anchorage. This morning whilst I was at the helm and we were cruising at a nice 5-6 knots we got a radio call to say that we needed to turn back as we required a pilot, this completely contradicted the agents interpretation of the situation who told us we didn’t require one.

After last night’s event one of the wiser men on our watch being unwilling locked in the toilet at four o clock in the morning things seem to have went down the swanny from there. After a very wise thought at dinner last night from the 1st mate he realised that once we eventually get into this anchorage we will have been around the world, Ilahbella has already been visited by The Lord Nelson and therefor this means the ship has been around the world once it gets back to this anchorage. This therefor calls for a celebration with a few sun downers which should go down a treat in this weather.

So I bid you a farewell on a rather sunny and stuffy evening here in Brazil, We will soon (hopefully) all be enjoying a celebratory cocktail on-board here, provided we haven’t travelled 359 degrees around the world to be sent
packing, adios mis amigos


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