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June 24, 2014
23rd June The Captain said “It was the best sailing day she had in a long time.” The sun was out, all the square sails were set and the wind and sea were perfect. Aft Port was put through a very severe exercise regime by Charlie. Also, we caught a fish for the impending “crossing […]

June 22, 2014
22nd of June According to Captain Barbara, this is the best sailing day for ages. The sails have been tweaked to perfection and on our 8-12 watch last night we achieved 11.2 knots the record speed for the trip, and we have covered 211 miles in 24 hrs. We are now experienced in sail setting […]

June 21, 2014
Night watches were treated to a sky full of stars and warm winds – it seems odd to be on watch at midnight in shorts and tee shirts… This morning dawned hot again, after breakfast it was happy hour which down below was like working in an oven but medic Vicki’s impersonation of Dolly Parton […]

June 20, 2014
It has been a busy few days for Lord Nelson and her crew. On the 18th the reminder of the voyage crew joined. Some had arrived early to help out during the maintenance period where not only rigging and engineering systems were serviced and repaired but lots of sanding, varnishing and painting got done. In […]

June 10, 2014
10/06/14 Having arrived on foreign shores, Capt Chris and our interpreter Antonio appeased the locals with offerings passports and other shiney objects. After befriending them an expedition was arranged with 11 brave souls lead by Patrick and employing a local guide ventured to explore the beach at Gunga in a search for local firewater and […]

June 7, 2014
Day 12 Just completed 1,000 miles of sailing from Rio at 11.43 am. Yet again glorious day with Azure blue sea. Yesterday Ben and Antonio climbed to the very top of the mast while sailing at 6 knots and most others were taking a sun siesta on the deck below. After our evening watch from […]

June 5, 2014
Day 10 Once upon a time in a land far far away, on a sea of French Blue the good ship Nelly plied her way under full sail en route to Maceio. Under the afternoon tropical sun the team of 5 Brazilian Sea Scouts were challenged with moving a bucket of water up the main […]

June 4, 2014
Day 9 on STS Lord Nelson, South AtlanticBreakfast on deck before another opportunity to get into the boats and visitanother island in the Abrolhos Archepeligo. Another chance to swim and snorkel in the beautiful clear and warm waters. Many marine creatures were spotted, particularly by Edison once freed from his wheelchair. Others from the crew went on tours […]

June 3, 2014
Part  1: Monday 2nd June at the Abrolhos Islands Wow! What a day, we arrived at the Brazilian National Marine Park consisting of five Abrolhos Islands late on Sunday afternoon, having completed four days sailing in the sun. After an alfresco breakfast and a bit of house keeping, the outdoor pool was declared open.  Most folk […]

June 1, 2014
Saturday to Sunday – 31st May to 1st June 2014 Sailing under topgallants, topsails, and main course before the wind on clear blue-green Brazilian seas, with winds ease and on the beam about 4 knots course -025 true. We have been sailing in a slowly dying wind, and this morning we handed all sails and […]

May 31, 2014
STW8C – Saturday 31st May 2014 – Day 6 A day of Brazilian sunshine and smooth seas after a night of starry sky’s, shooting stars and the milky way. Who could ask for more ? Whales have been sighted this morning, they remained by our side for about 30 minutes investigating the ship. The general […]

May 29, 2014
24th-26th May – Maintenance Days – lots of good fun and hard work, had to work around the rain and drizzle at times but that never stopped the BM’s getting lots done aloft. The ship is once again ready for her next adventure. We have all had a good explore of Rio, seen all the […]

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