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September 29, 2018
Battle of the Barques 2018 29th September – 5th October The battle is on The 2 ships were alongside QE Terminal in Southampton. Before the voyage crew arrived, in the morning various members of Tenacious crew came for a wander around lord Nelson scouting out objects to hide or kidnap. The battle was on. The voyage crew […]

September 24, 2018
LN959D BB04 Poole – Southampton So the trip on Lord Nelson is finally here, after what seems like months of fundraising in fattening people up in the office at work. It would all be over in just a few days. We started off after I just made it to the ship. We scurried up the […]

September 20, 2018
Voyage LN959C BB03 Cardiff – Poole 20th-24th September 2018 This was the voyage of the rapidly constantly changing plans. I am sure we got onto the third time of using the alphabet in plans. The voyage crew joined in Cardiff, we were in front of a Tall building and in a lock so protected from the […]

September 15, 2018
18th September The Dolphin Watch We started our evening watch yesterday at 20.00. The visibility was low but reasonable and the air was cold and wet. Marion said the Scots word is driech! (NB as we were off the Cornish coast the correct word is mizzle). The sky cleared up and we had an amazing […]

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 […]

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