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April 14, 2014
Day 6 Well, the last two days have been interesting. We had to leave our anchorage at Piriapolis as we started dragging our anchor on Saturday morning because the winds had increased faster than expected. We motored out towards sea and set sails as soon as we were clear, heading out towards the ocean. We […]

April 10, 2014
We woke up to a beautiful, sunny morning with not a breath of wind. The last of our voyage crew joined us at breakfast, so breakfast was followed by the briefings and plan 1 for the week (subject to change depending on weather). We were hoping to set off after smoko, but clearance took longer […]

April 9, 2014
It’s the first day of STW27 and the new crew are busy with training, unpacking and getting used to life on board. Although it’s been very windy today the forecast looks more favourable tomorrow and our plan is to leave Punta Del Este around mid-morning. We found out today that Tam our very own Engineer […]

April 7, 2014
This is our second day of maintenance, apart from cleaning the ship up for our next voyage which begins on Wednesday, various jobs have been in progress, sail repairs, wire oiling and rust removing to name but a few. Last night at Moby Dick’s our numbers were low but our spirits high as we toasted […]

April 4, 2014
Well the voyage is drawing to a close here in sunny Uruguay. The voyage crew are ashore lounging on the various beaches or chowing down in one of the many excellent local restaurants. We’ve had a fantastic voyage up from Ushuaia, with the temperature rising a very pleasant 20+ degrees as we headed north. We’ve […]

April 2, 2014
Tuesday dawned bright and clear as we lay at anchor in Piriapolis bay. Everyone smartened up after breakfast for the voyage photo on the foredeck. This was combined with Colin bringing out a lovely cake for Katherine’s birthday … or so he thought. In fact it was a nice April fool cake as Kat’s birthday […]

April 1, 2014
We were on shore leave in Piriapolis today. The last party to be ferried ashore was met by a large fur seal sunning himself in his favourite spot, which happened to be where we had been landing. After weighing up our options, we decided to leave him enjoying his sun worshipping and found an alternative […]

March 31, 2014
After a peaceful day at sea Sunday night proved to be busy. The captain gave the cook’s assistant the night off and donned an apron herself, which meant table setting and washing up was done in double quick time. Post-dinner entertainment came in two parts. First we handed all the square sails, which meant everybody […]

March 30, 2014
Blog Day 20 Shark attack day! So far we have had an eventful day. It started off with a lovely cooked breakfast, Yum Yum. Its a warm 20 degrees C with some sea mist and high humidity. The fishing lines weren’t out for long as a mysterious sea creature (some crew members claimed to have […]

March 24, 2014
We are sailing under Courses, Topsails and T’gallants, as well as the outer jib and mizzen staysail; steering a course of 030 in a fresh NW wind and doing between 7 and 8 knots. The crew are refreshed and cheerful after a good nights sleep now that the swell has calmed down a bit. We […]

March 22, 2014
After breakfast we had happy hour where we cleaned the ship and made everything fast, ready for our open ship at 10am. This gave the locals an opportunity to tour the ship learning more about the JST. We had many primary school children who thought this was a great adventure. Voyage crew had some time […]

March 21, 2014
A wet start to the day scuppered the plan of having the voyage photograph taken however some of us elected to explore Stanley which is a lovely clean town built on a grid system. Some of the older houses were prefabs which were shipped out and assembled on site. Many of these are still in […]

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