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March 26, 2016
LN894 26/03/2016 Here news of our latest adventures… beautifully crafted by- Kate! Whoa!!! Nellie Girl, is in her blue water zone…. Waltzin & whumffin an exuberant fandango of barquentine delight….as she treats us c/o *storm Kate*, to an exhilarating cobalt blue roller-coaster ride, a fabulous homecoming finale, as we approach UK waters; the Porcupine Abyssal […]

March 25, 2016
LN894 25/03/2016 Day 25-Good Friday. While everyone at home is closing down for the weekend, getting ready for an Easter Sunday spring lamb roast dinner, easter eggs and daffodils, we’re racing along under sail outrunning a big storm that will dominate the English Channel for a couple of days. We are heading for Torbay for Sunday […]

March 24, 2016
  LN894 24/03/2016 Quick update from Nellie as the murder mystery hots up. The ship is basically full of zombies as the great and the good succumb; Will the Mate was snared late in the evening by the sweet innocent looking cookie Kass, with the fly killer by the port muster station. DD the Engineers […]

March 23, 2016
LN894 23/03/2016 It’s day 17, or I dare to say, day one after the best Cornish pasty on the planet! What a wonderful dinner the girls (Ali,Kas and Roxy) made us yesterday, so much work.. so much love.. Bravo! Sailing today is not. After the wind died last night almost completely, we are motoring again. […]

March 22, 2016
LN894 22/03/2016 Day 16 and 4 days out of the Azores finds us once more under sail as the sunny Northerlies have given way to fresh and initially very wet Westerlies. We are now at about the same latitude as Finisterre so shorts are becoming increasingly rare and the night watches especially are well wrapped […]

March 21, 2016
LN894 21/03/2016 Today (Monday) The Atlantic has been throwing large uncomfortable rollers at Nellie & everyone on board. Mess duty becomes literally a bit messy & difficult, but everyone gets stuck in despite the odd expletive! We have been motoring in a northerly direction for the last couple of days to try to pick up […]

March 20, 2016
LN894 20/03/2016 Hello- todays contribution- can’t say I agree about England, I hear Wales were robed! Day 14 on the Big Brother Boat (read in a Geordie accent). Currently on watch and it’s a beautiful day.  Wind variable, the sun is out and we have completed 1146 miles. Underpants still missing as is Mikes card […]

March 19, 2016
LN894 19/03/2016 Saturday 19 March – day 13 We have reached the half way point.  So far this watch we have not seen any other vessels or any sealife, but we have kept ourselves entertained by preparing for a quiz.  Each watch has been asked to write 15 questions.  We hope we have something for […]

March 17, 2016
LN894 17/03/2016 This was our second day in the Azores.  Some people hired cars or went on tuk tuk rides to see a bit more of Sao Miguel, the island where we are moored up.  Others went for a wander to see a bit more of the town.  A few of us caught a bus […]

March 15, 2016
LN894 15/03/2016 Today is Cadet Blog Day. Here goes… Today we awoke to windy but sunny weather and ‘Happy Hour’ was spent scrubbing the decks to the tune of Mamma Mia. Nothing makes crewmen work hard like Abba’s Greatest Hits! Suddenly LAND AHOY! We spotted the small island of Santa Maria dead ahead and set […]

March 14, 2016
LN894 14/03/2016 Just a week into our voyage and we have experienced a whole gamut of sailing conditions. Last night we skidded along in a squall auditioning for Master and Commander. This afternoon we are enjoying the blue sea/blue sky/gentle sunshine variety of sailing, while our laundry spins clean below. While we are on domestic […]

March 13, 2016
LN894 13/03/2016 Forward Starboard watch: Andrew- The Boss Ally- Zookeeper Kate- Ship’s Artist Mick- Number one honcho on the helm Sandy- Resident Ship’s Canadian Joe- Watch Cadet/ Archetypal drunken Scottish sailor David- Font of all “knowledge” Forward Starboard watch, the ‘Dream Team’ are getting to know each other well after their first week together. It’s […]

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