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May 4, 2016
LN895a 04/05/2016 We’re in Sandown Bay at sunset (Wednesday evening) and have just anchored half a mile off the pier to enjoy sundowners after a slow but delightful sail round the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. Yesterday, we motored down Southampton water to anchor off St Helen’s Fort overnight. This morning, Captain Simon  […]

April 30, 2016
LN895 30/04/2016 I didn’t know what to expect coming on this trip. However, it has exceeded my expectations. The permanent crew were brilliant, friendly and willing to help and explain things if needed. The voyage crew were of different ages and abilities, but all were catered for. This is truly a trip for everyone. Being […]

April 28, 2016
LN985 28/04/2016 After a rocky night we woke up today in excitement for today’s visit to a small island called Brehat (Isle de Brehat, near Paimpol). Once the captain received the go ahead from the port (coastguard) we dropped anchor and readied the tender (Doti) boats. The day started pretty cloudy but it turned out […]

April 28, 2016
LN895 28/04/2016 After a quiet night sailing along the French coast we reached St Malo in sunshine and blue skies, much appreciated after the weather we had endured previously. Around 0930 the pilot came aboard and we handed all the sails. We were the duty watch for entering the lock, aided by the nonchalant lock workers. […]

March 29, 2016
LN894 29/03/2016 The Opera – for one night only… Act One Mike introduced the show with a bit of stand up. First up – Allan & Tim  – Allan gave us a quick lesson in speaking “Northern” before singing a song about life on ship accompanied by Tim on guitar and Roman who held up […]

March 28, 2016
LN894 28/03/2016 All the excitement of Sundays stormy weather passed over us throughout the night. Although we had taken up shelter in Torbay the ship was still rocking over the bumpy swell even though Lord Nelson was at anchor. We woke up Monday morning to a calm bay, we didn’t even need the stick mats […]

March 27, 2016
LN894 27/03/2016 Day 21 (Easter Sunday) Today started with Easter treats under our breakfast beakers.  We did a lot of sail handing this morning and are now at anchor in Torbay sheltering from storm Katie.  We have not yet changed the clocks forward which threw a few people this morning, appearing at their stations at […]

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 […]

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