The crew joined the ship in West India Dock, this managed to be the same time that the stores arrived, the stores were supposed to arrive a few days earlier. We had the start of the voyage safety briefs, this was followed by lunch. Training continued after lunch, we left the berth to get the 15.00 lock to enter the Thames. Hands aloft occurred whilst we were going down the Thames, we ended up anchoring at Lee Small Ships anchorage near Southend.
Tuesday morning we had bracing practice and then weighed anchor and had a lovely sail towards Margate where we anchored for the night.
Aft Port Watch Seb, Noel, Jules, Ryan and Richard