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September 18, 2017
Ode to Nellie   Yesterday’s roast was a fabulous feast, Our cookie Simon is a culinary beast. With the island of Alderney almost in sight, We polished and swept to Vicky’s delight. With sails now stowed and engines turned on, Chipp’s workload is greater and his day is long, But still he smiles, he doesn’t […]

September 16, 2017
Azores – Alderney The days of shorts and tee shirts are long gone. We now go on watch in woolly hats and several layers. The sunny Azores are far astern and everyone has settled into the rhythm of seagoing routine and the familiar pattern of watch keeping, sail handling, happy hours and mess duty. Below […]

September 14, 2017
Birthdays!  Birthdays!  Birthdays!  We’ve had three birthdays almost in a row: 10, 12, and 13 September, being Cook’s Assistant Fiona, Aft Starboard watch Linnea, and Aft Starboard watch Karen.  Cook exceeds himself on these occasions; we’ve almost been swimming in chocolate. Yummmm…. Today the wind is up and the engines are off. We are, as […]

September 12, 2017
Today’s blog is being written on the bridge, in…. (“Will duty watch please go and brace the main yards round?”). Fifteen minutes later, and with the four yards on the main mast now eased out on the port side and sweated in on starboard, the blog can continue. In bright sunshine with blue sea and sky, […]

September 11, 2017
This morning we were back to the traditional bacon, sausage and perfectly poached eggs by our lovely cook Simon. The vanilla cake with chocolate icing and berry dressing that he baked yesterday for Fiona’s birthday already went missing. The number one suspect is Oscar, but there is not even a crumb of evidence left to […]

September 10, 2017
(An informative acrostic by Forward Port watch!) Continental breakfast was served this morning Although this resulted in heated discussions about how best to ‘Peel’ a hard-boiled egg. The weekly Sunday gathering was held at the Foremast Accompanying the singing was Bosun Alex with her guitar. In the night watch we enjoyed identifying the stars and […]

September 9, 2017
Back to sea…..The last of the crew were aboard by 0200 on Saturday morning and by 0930 we were motoring North out of Horta into gentle head winds. Another blue-sky day with temperatures in the mid 20’s. Gorgeous. Horta has been a great mid-Atlantic break and the crew have taken advantage of perfect weather to […]

September 5, 2017
Blue skies, talking ‘bout blue skies, where we are. Calm seas, nothin’ but calm seas, where we are…. Murder on Lord Nelson has moved to new levels of complexity; the ten remaining delinquents have been given new targets, new murder weapons, and new assassination venues. Becoming a successful serial killer seems to ask for a […]

September 1, 2017
We have crossed the halfway mark to the Azores which everyone is very excited about. In the past couple of days there have been sightings of schools of flying fish, a couple of pods of dolphins and even a whale. At one point yesterday we had all of the sails set and the team worked […]

August 31, 2017
Finally after six days at sea we were able to set sail and turn off the engine. So far perfect sailing weather let’s hope it lasts until the Azores! News from the deck was the sighting of a flight of hard working geese headed south and a number of playful dolphins encouraging Nellie on. The […]

August 30, 2017
Much calmer weather today as we pushed on under engine power. Continuous rolling made certain tasks trickier, but yesterday’s worst cases of seasickness cleared up. Warmest day so far, an ‘emergency laundry’ brought relief to some in the form of clean socks etc. Captain Chris brought the chart down and explained that we have successfully […]

August 29, 2017
Why? I’m not a sailor, I don’t go on boats unless I have to and my only skirmishes with the sea otherwise are paddling in the gentle waves that lap the beautiful beaches of Jersey on a hot sunny day. So volunteering for this was definitely not driven by a love of the sea or […]

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