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September 10, 2017
(An informative acrostic by Forward Port watch!) Continental breakfast was served this morning Although this resulted in heated discussions about how best to ‘Peel’ a hard-boiled egg. The weekly Sunday gathering was held at the Foremast Accompanying the singing was Bosun Alex with her guitar. In the night watch we enjoyed identifying the stars and […]

September 9, 2017
Back to sea…..The last of the crew were aboard by 0200 on Saturday morning and by 0930 we were motoring North out of Horta into gentle head winds. Another blue-sky day with temperatures in the mid 20’s. Gorgeous. Horta has been a great mid-Atlantic break and the crew have taken advantage of perfect weather to […]

September 5, 2017
Blue skies, talking ‘bout blue skies, where we are. Calm seas, nothin’ but calm seas, where we are…. Murder on Lord Nelson has moved to new levels of complexity; the ten remaining delinquents have been given new targets, new murder weapons, and new assassination venues. Becoming a successful serial killer seems to ask for a […]

September 1, 2017
We have crossed the halfway mark to the Azores which everyone is very excited about. In the past couple of days there have been sightings of schools of flying fish, a couple of pods of dolphins and even a whale. At one point yesterday we had all of the sails set and the team worked […]

August 31, 2017
Finally after six days at sea we were able to set sail and turn off the engine. So far perfect sailing weather let’s hope it lasts until the Azores! News from the deck was the sighting of a flight of hard working geese headed south and a number of playful dolphins encouraging Nellie on. The […]

August 30, 2017
Much calmer weather today as we pushed on under engine power. Continuous rolling made certain tasks trickier, but yesterday’s worst cases of seasickness cleared up. Warmest day so far, an ‘emergency laundry’ brought relief to some in the form of clean socks etc. Captain Chris brought the chart down and explained that we have successfully […]

August 29, 2017
Why? I’m not a sailor, I don’t go on boats unless I have to and my only skirmishes with the sea otherwise are paddling in the gentle waves that lap the beautiful beaches of Jersey on a hot sunny day. So volunteering for this was definitely not driven by a love of the sea or […]

August 29, 2017
Lord Nelson Blog – Aft Port Watch Well … things could not be more different weather wise in the last 24 hours. We have had winds of over Force 7, exciting swells to roller coaster across, the deck has been washed by copious rain while we have also had times when the sea temperature has […]

August 26, 2017
Today was our first full day of movement. We left Saint John around 17:00 yesterday and have been motoring around since then. The weather has been fairly nice, no rain and just enough wind; but it’s been so cold! We set up the stay sails around 00:15 and they’ve been up ever since. We’re currently […]

August 12, 2017
Last night we all enjoyed the local hospitality with the crew meal for the Tall ships crews (Conveniently right next to the ship). We had a beautiful buffet meal, drinks and music followed by a fireworks display in the harbour. Our day started with some training on rope handling, getting familiar with bracing, sweating and […]

August 10, 2017
Sydney, Cape Breton Island – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia About 36 hours out of Sydney and we are again reminded that a sailing trip of this type isn’t a Disney Jungle Cruise. Our best laid plans might be scrambled by competing weather fronts, but we are making do because we are having fun, solving problems and […]

August 4, 2017
After dinner we weighed anchor and bid farewell to Burgeo after a very relaxing day ashore. To lose a few calories we set the sails. There was a beautiful sunset over the village and as we left the shelter of the shore a whale and several Atlantic White Sided Dolphins came close by to bid […]

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