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May 22, 2016
Delivery voyage to London 22/05/2016 As we sit at anchor off Southend waiting to complete our journey to London tomorrow the delivery voyage crew feasted on roast beef and Yorkshire puds followed by fruit crumble and custard before warming up for the JST  Rat Games. JST Rat volley ball was hotly contested and I am […]

May 19, 2016
LNCC1 19/05/2016 The sun rose on a shimmering Swanage Bay for assisted climb day. Laura amazed the whole crew by climbing up with minimal assistance to the platform level, Iain shot up like a scalded rat (more of this later) and Stu, Flip and Carla’s cries of joy (we are confident of this) could be […]

May 18, 2016
LNCC1 18/05/2016 Lord Nelson weighed anchor this morning at Alderney heading across the Channel to Swanage off the Dorset Coast where we will anchor overnight. The Voyage Crew set 5 square sails plus staysails and jib which means we are now totally under sail with no engine assisting. All voyage crew, including the 5 wheelchair […]

May 17, 2016
LNCC1 17/05/2016 The good ship lord Nelson was blessed by fair winds and calm seas. We sailed from Sark to Alderney this morning and the crew and volunteers had a very enjoyable day onshore. We are all now experts on the history of these Islands. We are however upset at not having encountered the blond […]

May 11, 2016
LN895B 11/05/2016 After yet another superb breakfast particularly well served by extremely efficient mess duty crew – everyone was called on deck to watch the assisted climb.  First up was Hannah up the main mast followed by Scott and Joe and then at the forward mast, first up was Charlie closely followed by Taz and […]

May 10, 2016
LN895B 10/05/2016 Today we made it across the channel in a heavy fog, accompanied by a pod of majestic dolphins. With the fog horn blearing out every 120 seconds and the water tight doors sealed we inched into the outer harbour of “Cherbourg” with a palpable sense of relief. Many of the crew were relieved […]

May 8, 2016
LN895B 08/05/2016 The new voyage crew arrived at 1300hrs. All were introduced to Nelly and found our bunks. Hana chose to sleep in the Crows Nest as she was the naughtiest. She was fascinated by people walking into the ‘Bra’- (dyslexic Bar!). Ollie volunteered to be man-handled up and down the stairs while Charlie was very helpful […]

May 7, 2016
LNDS070516 07/05/2016 My day sail on the Lord Nelson. By Seb Trezise I was lucky enough to be given a day on board Lord Nelson by the charity that I work for called Enable Me. This was kindly donated to Enable Me by Littlehampton Rotary Club. I was picked up along with the other 3 […]

May 5, 2016
LN895a 05/05/2016 A magical day in the Solent, starting with dawn in Sandown Bay at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. Although we could smell the ice cream we couldn’t get to it, but a hearty full English breakfast did the trick. And just as well, because within minutes we were heaving and […]

May 4, 2016
LN895a 04/05/2016 We’re in Sandown Bay at sunset (Wednesday evening) and have just anchored half a mile off the pier to enjoy sundowners after a slow but delightful sail round the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. Yesterday, we motored down Southampton water to anchor off St Helen’s Fort overnight. This morning, Captain Simon  […]

April 30, 2016
LN895 30/04/2016 I didn’t know what to expect coming on this trip. However, it has exceeded my expectations. The permanent crew were brilliant, friendly and willing to help and explain things if needed. The voyage crew were of different ages and abilities, but all were catered for. This is truly a trip for everyone. Being […]

April 28, 2016
LN985 28/04/2016 After a rocky night we woke up today in excitement for today’s visit to a small island called Brehat (Isle de Brehat, near Paimpol). Once the captain received the go ahead from the port (coastguard) we dropped anchor and readied the tender (Doti) boats. The day started pretty cloudy but it turned out […]

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