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September 13, 2016
LN905 – 13/09/2016 – We came on watch just after the sun went down. It was a beautiful calm night. There were no clouds, but a mist hung over the sea giving passing ships a ghostly appearance. At one time we could see 14 ships within our area and to starboard we passed 3 well […]

September 12, 2016
LN905 12/09/2016 – After arrival at Helgoland yesterday and tying up for the night, we ventured in to town. Since this is our last port stop before Poole we all decided to have “watch” dinners. Amazingly we all finished up at the same restaurant “Bunte Kuh” run by a very fierce fraulein. We awoke to […]

September 12, 2016
LN905 11/09/2016 – Following on from yesterday’s blog, we have now left the Kiel Canal in our wake and entered the River Elbe. We anchored for the night just a short distance from the canal exit. We do not know whether to be worried or excited by the announcement of an invitation to “sundowners” on […]

September 12, 2016
LN905 10/09/16 Day 6. We have been making stately progress through the Kiel Canal. The cyclists amongst us have been only mildly disconcerted at being over-taken by old ladies on Dutch style bicycles, but no complaints, the weather and the views have both been glorious. The day began with Chris (not Captain Chris I hasten […]

September 9, 2016
LN905 09/09/2016 – There was high drama at breakfast on the discovery of a genuine jar of marmalade, however, as all crew are now accustomed to fake marmalade this has been re-labelled Apricot Jam. 2pm and it is glorious sunshine on the bridge this afternoon. All has been proceeding uneventfully for the current watch. A […]

September 8, 2016
LN905 08/09/2016 – Arrived in Copenhagen yesterday afternoon and moored up in an excellent position near the town and the palace. After a super dinner prepared by “cookie”, Ian, most of us went out to explore the town. Many found the “Lord Nelson” bar which offered an extensive range of fine ales, some of which […]

September 7, 2016
LN905 07/09/2016 – We left Gothenburg yesterday in a “Parade of Sails”. Many small boats and spectators were out to see us off. Course was set for Copenhagen…..”The Mermaid” beckons. It was a bit choppy overnight so motoring plus fore and aft sails set which gave us an extra knot or two of speed. The […]

September 7, 2016
LN905 06/09/2016 At last, we’re heading out to sea. Leaving a warm sunny Gothenburg behind we motored down the estuary in the company of several other “Tall Ships”, each with their own destination to go to. The “fleet” has now dispersed into the open water. Gothenburg was a quiet, pleasant town, and many enjoyed a […]

August 30, 2016
LN904 30/08/2016 – Tally Ho! According to Captain Chris, “We are somewhere in the North Sea.” This said during morning meeting as he held up a chart with no recognisable land-marks on it…….just the sea. However, we know he knows’, that we know he knows exactly where that “somewhere” is. We are trying to catch […]

August 30, 2016
LN904 – 30/08/2016 – Day 3, Tuesday. 4pm. We had a talk on sail setting today from 1st Mate, Lesley. She had just finished when we were called to trim the sails as the wind slowly veers round. A gorgeous dinner of lamb casserole followed by banoffee pie was enjoyed thanks to “cookie” Ian. Next […]

August 29, 2016
LN904 29/08/2016 – Day 2 – Breakfast at 8 (after being woken by Grahame welcoming us to paradise at 07:30). We went on deck for rope lessons followed by tea, coffee and delicious home-made shortbread. We loosened the gaskets to get the ship ready for the “Parade of Sails”. We left the berth at 13:30 […]

August 28, 2016
LN904 28/08/2016 – We arrived on-board and were shown our bunks and given our watch-cards and oilskins. Evacuation drill was one of the first things we carried out. Then those who wished to were able to climb the rigging and go out on the yards. After a hearty dinner of chicken followed by bread and […]

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