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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 […]

March 20, 2014
Last night we were alongside in the Mare Harbour naval base behind HMS Clyde. We were given a tour of the ship and invited to enjoy the hospitality of the nearby Mount Pleasant military base for the evening. Some of the voyage crew went bowling, others settled for a quiet pint. In return, we offered to take some people […]

March 19, 2014
We were counted out and all counted back in, no one missing after a hike to the best penguin rookery on East Falkland at Bertha’s Beach. The hike was a fair distance rewarded with Gentoo Penguins and dolphins surfing the breaking waves. A lovely day was had by all. Later we gave guided tours of the ship to local […]

March 18, 2014
The crew awoke to a blustery day with dancing white horses and the occasional squall interspersed with brilliant sunshine. The forenoon watch were rewarded with a beautiful double rainbow while everybody else juggled toast and marmalade below as the ship rode up and down the large swells. The wind on the stern and the size of the swells […]

March 17, 2014
Leaving the horn to the South, we took advantage of a fair tide to speed us between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados and continued north, immediate destination still unconfirmed. Light winds and moderate seas enabled all the crew to find their sea legs, so everybody was able to participate in the ship’s daily routine which this […]

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