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August 24, 2014
Ships blog, day 11 (since joining) Quiz night last night was a raucous affair. With questions on Nelson, Nature, Pot luck, & a surprise round on Iceland or the Azores, dependent on the colour of card drawn. Some dubious answers were flung about, especially from Lou, who’s answer to “what family does the dove belong […]

August 23, 2014
Sitting in the summer sun watching the sea roll by. Motorsailing all along and trying to make words to a song. Honestly there’s not a good deal to report today as there hasn’t been much to see, at sea.Though yesterday we were privileged enough to see a total of two ships one at 8pm and […]

August 22, 2014
Oh! What a beautiful afternoon (well, it was but now it is spitting). Motoring East having just set fore and aft sails helping to stabilize us. Earlier today, just after smoko, we handed all sails and switched to engines. Unfortunately the wind was not being favourable. Sightings of whales have decreased but today we were […]

August 21, 2014
The day started early with Jess’s trans-Atlantic phonecall, hearing of her GCSE results – a sail-bag full of A’s and A*’s, with one B lurking in the shadows. Early on the midnight-0400 watch the sails were taken in apart from the main stay-sail, and the motor was switched on. We passed several gas rigs throughout […]

August 20, 2014
Day 7 Well, here we are on the penultimate leg of Nellie’s round the world sail with us due to arrive in London on Friday, 19th September. We left Lunenburg yesterday having got a bellyful of fuel and then we virtually sailed off the berth – quite a sight, which the locals enjoyed. In no […]

August 19, 2014
Day 6 – Today has been all about beginning the journey and getting underway. We were required to move from the museum dock to a commercial berth in order to take on fuel. Whilst the engineers were taking fuel volunteers were requested to prepare the sails for departure. It’s much easier climbing onto the yard […]

August 18, 2014
Day 5 consisted of a wonderful visit to Lunenburg for shore leave before beginning the major leg of our journey to Iceland. Lunenburg is an historic port and Unesco World heritage site. It is a quaint picturesque town to the west of Halifax. It took approximately 9 hours to motor-sail from Halifax the day before […]

August 17, 2014
We’re on our way, the final leg of Sail The World. Before embarking on our trans-Atlantic voyage we will be calling in at Lunenburg – the spiritual home of tall ship sailing in North America. We bid farewell to Halifax and Vicky, who manned the gangway, fending off any likely-looking stowaways. Some of the Permanent Crew had already […]

August 16, 2014
Lord Nelson voyage from Halifax to London The majority of the crew arrived between 1 and 2pm on Thursday with some slightly delayed by the stop-over in Iceland. Following arrival, settling in and a briefing we were introduced to our fellow watch mates who we are to spend the voyage working alongside at all hours of the day […]

August 14, 2014
Day 1 – STW10 Halifax – London Captain: Chris Phillips 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Lesley Sale Chief Engineer: Alan Grant Second Engineer: Mr. Chipps Cook: Dave Stanley Bosun’s Mates: Alan Fisher, Godfrey Jones, Neil Marshall Cook’s Assistant: Ros Price Joining day has been quite busy, as they usually are. In the […]

August 13, 2014
Maintenance Day 3 It has been a busy few days, preparing for Lord Nelson’s last passage home to the UK. Many hands helped with various tasks, ranging in purpose and difficulty. Some enjoyed a leisurely ride upriver in the Doti and Work Boats, taking them to be checked. Others had the fun of a treasure […]

August 11, 2014
Leaving day yesterday, many goodbyes to be said, we had a delightful crew on STW 28, for a short voyage there were many friendships made and we hope to sail again together soon. The ship has greeted several wonderful volunteers for a few days of essential maintenance before Nellie’s final journey home. The DOTI boats […]

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