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May 17, 2014
Day 8 Sheila and Helen woke up feeling elated after their personal achievement going aloft. Today Helen is in Mess and the rest of us scrubbed the decks and toilets. Blue skies today and wind is calm. We handed all of the sails and we are now proceeding on the engine. We have spotted a […]

May 16, 2014
Day 7 We berthed elegantly at Itajai to the sound of a local band playing on the quay welcoming us in. Initially, they played music from different parts of Brazil, but the singer took a shine to one of the crew so they switched to James Brown covers… sung with some feeling. The Captain was […]

May 14, 2014
Day 5 Last leg under motor, arrived at Itajai after a delicious lunch of ribs [thanks Dave].  Nellie expertly brought in by the holy trinity of Chris, Tamsin & Olly [who managed to miss the bank!!] The welcome party samba band struck up just in time to drown out all instructions from the bridge to Lesley & the […]

May 13, 2014
3 in 1 Blog by the BM’s Day 1 10th May Joining day for the voyage crew, but just another day of sanding, varnishing, chipping and painting for the illustrious bosun’s mates of the Lord Nelson. All five of us, except for Simone, our resident illegal German/Aussie immigrant, who was on a visa-dodging day trip […]

May 12, 2014
Day 4 Everyone woke up feeling a lot better this morning, sea legs attached! The sun was shining, and everyone seemed to be happier and working as a team. After breakfast, we had a fire drill where we had to go to our muster stations. We then put on our life jackets, whilst the permanent […]

May 5, 2014
Day 17 Boa tarde amigos! Yesterday was a wonderful antidote to the long wait we had the previous day to get clearance to go ashore: some of us went on a four-wheel drive jeep trip across the island, through the Atlantic ‘mata’ – tropical forest. We visited some spectacular waterfalls, some of us trekking through […]

May 3, 2014
Day 15 After yesterday’s confusion on shore side about whether we needed a pilot or not, which meant we had to anchor outside the Sao Sebastiao channel, we were able to head to Vila Ilhabella today. The pilot arrived at 10am and we motored up the channel between the island of Islhabella and the mainland. […]

May 2, 2014
Boa tarde! We’ve arrived at day 13, the 1st of May. Now that the honeymoon is over, we are now seeing people’s true colours and the witty repartee is flying fast and furious! Last night was the first time we had quite rough seas which meant we had a fairly unpleasant night and plenty of […]

May 2, 2014
Day 14 of a very interesting and enjoyable voyage up the coast line of Brazil. Today’s date is the second of May and the blog is being brought to you by aft port and a ‘very contempt cadet’. Currently all of the voyage crew are sitting patiently waiting to be fed by our very own […]

April 30, 2014
Yesterday ashore in Sao Francisco; thanks to the Mayor providing transport and tour guides we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. In the morning most of us had a stroll around the town; the main attractions being the cathedral, the town’s maritime museum and, as always, the closest bar, however expensive it may have been. After this […]

April 29, 2014
Day 11 After having favourable winds, we managed to sail almost the full journey from Punta del Este to our current anchorage here in Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil. Yesterday at approx. 15.00 local time we dropped our anchor surrounded by tropical rain forest and colourful sea side towns with the occasional dolphin jumping in […]

April 28, 2014
Ahoy there bloggers, just a quick update to say we have now anchored outside of Sao Francisco do Sol. It took roughly 2 hours to get from the sea, up the river to our anchorage. Along the way we passed many vessels on which the crew members looked very interested in our ship. We will […]

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