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May 12, 2018
In the wake of a legend…. As our Titanic tribute band proceeded west, we encountered a very lumpy, bumpy channel that brought the old ‘Green Monster’ out in many of the voyage crew. However after a night anchored at Falmouth, we awoke to glorious sunshine and most had recovered their sea legs. RN Chris typifies the commitment of […]

May 11, 2018
The start our voyage into the footsteps of the Titanic’s maiden voyages was delayed slightly by a late fruit and veg delivery – something we don’t think would have happened to the Titanic! It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it gave time for a film crew to find us and film […]

April 8, 2018
Watch leader: Dave Mercer Watch: Tim, John, Ian, Tina, Karen, Margaret, Whitney Steering 050° to 090°; total miles in light NW wind only 55 nm Saturday was a beautiful, sunny afternoon with some crew wearing shorts and sitting on deck, others being industrious sanding and oiling the deck rails. Colin, our wonderful cook’s assistant, had a […]

April 3, 2018
Bentley’s Blog Mess Day When it came to my turn in the mess What I was in for could never guess Nellie was moving about a great deal Could not blame those at the Wheel Hung on for my dear life Dodging the odd flying knife Alas the coffee and tea pots were no more […]

April 2, 2018
Woke up at 3:30am for the 4-8am watch. Nearly a full moon, so stars were not too visible, but nevertheless quite nice. Spent much of the time staring out to sea. Spent some of the time getting four coffees, one tea, and a squash (juice). Took the helm for about an hour. Getting better at it, she’s not easy […]

April 1, 2018
Woken up at 6am with a call to report at 6:30. On mess duty from dinner last night until lunch, so headed straight to the galley. Rest of the crew went to deck to set sail. Worked on setting upper and lower mess tables, and then went on deck to join crew for setting sail off the berth […]

March 29, 2018
Aboard STS Lord Nelson We start the day in Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel, the largest in the Azores archipelago. Our passage is due to be from here to Southampton. We spend the day motoring about 12 miles along the south coast and anchoring in the lee of the small island of […]

March 28, 2018
On the voyage before ours, from Cape Verde to the Azores, Nelly was diverted to Las Palmas, in the Canaries, so LN943 became a one way trip to Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores, to catch up with the schedule. With about an hour to spare before the airport shut, and flying into Ponto […]

March 16, 2018
It is a ‘Dark & Stormy’ night on the Rhumb line. Lord Nelson is braced and ready for action, with fore and aft sails set on a dark and moonless night by the two on watches. As midnight passes we finally turn for the elusive Azores – still some 260 nm to the North. Winds blow, Whales […]

March 13, 2018
We’re still heading towards the Azores, 620 nm travelled so far. The weather has been great; good sunbathing opportunities and the wind is picking up. The day started with Lauras fitness class on the back of the bridge, a good work out ahead of tomorrow’s yoga class. After the morning meeting, the Mate Trev gave us a very formative […]

March 12, 2018
Another glorious sunny morning on board. After a hearty breakfast we were all set for the days tasks. Once Permanent crew and Watch Leaders were briefed, we had happy hour but not as we know it back home; this one involves cleaning our beloved ship for all to enjoy. Rachel and Mags climbed to the top of […]

March 11, 2018
As it’s Mothering Sunday, we all thought of our mothers and hoped that our children were thinking of us mums too. The Captain kindly gave us a lazy day, being a Sunday. We had swells of 8 metres which provided the ship with a smooth ride, giving us time to enjoy the sun on deck. It was […]

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