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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 […]

March 10, 2018
The day began approximately 40 miles North of Tenerife heading South West. The descelleration of the polar vortex has left us with rather a bouncy ocean, but still a majestic sight. This is our second day out at sea but today with no land in sight. A new sensation for me. A highlight today was a […]

March 5, 2018
Part 2 from the Chris Hart Blog The story continues . . . after the evening supper the captain gathers the entire ships crew to announce the news that storm Emma, racing in from the north, will unfortunately block our passage to the Azores and the new destination of the Canaries has been chosen. Everyone […]

March 5, 2018
Part 1 from the Chris Hart Blog The crossing from the Cape Verde’s to the Azores has proved to be somewhat of a challenge. We set off in fine weather from the barren sandy port Palmeria, but unfortunately the weather had changed over the next few days. The sudden taste of salt filling my mouth […]

February 28, 2018
Hello and goodbye La Palma! We came on watch at 4 AM, the winds did relent a little they were still very brisk. We were on the final approach to La Palma, a very interesting island with the volcano that if it erupts, the whole side of a huge mountain some 500 cubic km collapses […]

February 27, 2018
Hightailing it to the Canaries Our midnight to 4 AM watch considered by us to be one of the most enjoyable of our watches. We are still steering 080, East North East. Our watch officer Rowan tells us the deep depression that we are in front of is so deep it has a name, Emma. […]

February 26, 2018
Came off watch at midnight after the winds have calmed and Doris the speaking compass firing off wide apart compass headings causing much frantic helm movements! The next morning we had some yummy breakfast of boiled eggs and sausages which was delicious! Spent a great deal of time trying to catch up on fractured sleep. […]

February 24, 2018
Bye bye Azores! The big blow Darren had feared is going to happen! All the voyage crew were summoned to a meeting and Darren explained that we no longer can go to the Azores due to the weather conditions, instead we have now changed course and are heading to the Canaries. He also reassured us […]

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