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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 […]

August 2, 2017
Burgeo, Newfoundland Today we dropped anchor outside of the beautiful port town of Burgeo, home to around 1,200 people. Burgeo boasts a post office, museum and 3 restaurants. It was once a fishing town; it is now mostly a retirement community as the fish processing plant shut down in the 90’s. After getting most of […]

August 1, 2017
Forward starboard watch Today was the continuation of West Fest Tall Ships at Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Open ship saw a lot of general public of Cornerbrook visiting us. We completed some more of our sail training, we were given shore leave and some explored Captain Cook’s monument which was 2 miles away by taxi. There were […]

July 31, 2017
01.15 Yesterday we were woken up at 07.30 and prepared for breakfast at 08.00. Breakfast was sausage, egg, tomato and toast. We then headed up on deck for a harness instruction lesson and were briefed on our evacuation drill, which we then practiced. We learnt how to use the ascenders when climbing up the rigging, […]

July 26, 2017
On Wednesday 26th July, the forward starboard watch was musically motivated by a sing- along of the full score of the sound of music. There was little else to report on this watch in contrast to our first watch leaving the city of Quebec, days earlier as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall ships sail […]

July 25, 2017
Well we said goodbye to the St. Lawrence River pilots at 2300 on the 23rd and we were off towards Cornerbrook. Staying within the restrictions of the traffic separation schemes, coupled with unhelpful wind conditions restricted the setting of the sails, but we did manage to set a few stay sails and the fore Topsail […]

July 23, 2017
Joining day from different perspectives by Aft Port Watch After making our way through the crowds of excited spectators who had come to see the Tall Ships, we boarded Lord Nelson, where we were greeted by our watch leaders. We were shown to our bunks and then signed in to get our name tags, wet […]

July 15, 2017
Helo i bawb, as we say in Welsh.  We have just entered the St. Lawrence River from the Gulf, we’re all sleeping very well since we are not rocking so much. It’s a beautiful sunny day and the temperature is now at 18 degrees. Yesterday we visited Archipel de Mingan National Park following a short […]

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