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September 12, 2018
09.00 We weighed anchor at 09.00 and made progress down channel towards the Goodwin sands.and into the Dover straits. 15.30 sailing past the white cliffs of Dover whilst polishing brass on the bridge. Forward Starboard watch Marion, Ian, Sue, Ami, Andrea, Charlie, Phil

September 11, 2018
We anchored off Margate yesterday afternoon. 18.00 Beef Stew – mmm 19.00 Mad dash at the shop for the last of the old logo stock 20.00 Anchor watch begins off Margate. A quiet night- much to learn in the chart room. A most interesting place to be. With second mate David spending lots of time […]

September 10, 2018
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 […]

August 31, 2018
Hello followers This is your first post by forward port on this lovely sunny day.  We are currently going along to the Estuary.  So far, we have seen two WW2 forts that were built to defend the coast from the German Navy.  We have seen plenty of big ships and had a spotting of a […]

August 30, 2018
So, because we haven’t done much since we left Alderney here is another side to when we were on land.  A group of ten of us on the speedboat docked on land and went to the markets to stock up on food.  From there we walked into the town and debated whether to join the […]

August 29, 2018
We had some free time on Alderney, once we had finished our workbooks.  We went swimming in the sea and walked around town trying to find food, instead we had sorbet and Ben and Jerry’s for a snack. Went to bike shop 1- not enough bikes so walked to town and paid £5 for bike […]

August 29, 2018
We’ve had reporting of “land sickness” due to our wonderful shore leave in Dartmouth.  Cadets have been swaying back and forth on the land like they’ve been at sea for weeks.  Alas, the bout of “land sickness” hasn’t stopped everyone enjoying the delights like ice cream, fish and chips and pizza.  Morale is high and […]

August 29, 2018
The sea is settling and everyone is feeling better and hungry.  As we approached Dartmouth we saw many other sail boats enjoying the sea conditions.  We motored up the river, welcomed by a cannon and lots of cheers and waves from the people lining the shore.  The water was full of youngsters being taught to […]

August 26, 2018
Day 3 in the big Lord Nelson: strife has struck as the sea sickness sets in.  We have found out after trial and error that ginger nut biscuits are good to relieve you of symptoms.  Yesterday evening we were treated to a family of dolphins including some young ones. At midday we were again greeted […]

August 25, 2018
After a day of training and safety briefings, the crew of The Lord Nelson were given shore leave to explore Cardiff Bay. With everyone safely back on board, we left Cardiff around 0630hrs this morning and motored down the Bristol Channel, not able to initially set any sail due to some uncooperative conditions. After swinging […]

August 22, 2018
MAYDAY, MAYDAY…….. We have been attacked by two large aggressive animals.  One large male gorilla, signaling alpha male aggressive behaviour, and one tall moose, that sparked out one crew member.  They were replaced by a very pretty penguin….. We will report if an easyvac is needed.   (The voyage crew had found the dressing up cupboard!!) […]

August 21, 2018
While Forward Port were on watch from 20.00 to 00.01 the fog set in and the visibility went down to almost zero. To make matters more interesting it happened while we were moving through a busy fishing area.  As the night went along the fog horns had to be sounded during the night.  This morning […]

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