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February 14, 2017
LN911 06-16/01/2017 Day 9 – 14/01 Aft Starboard watch. Yesterday afternoon, there was a fire drill for the permanent crew which involved a lot of sea water being pumped up from the sea.  Voyage crew consequently had some rare leisure time! AS-watch was on the bridge from 8 pm to midnight. The sky cloudy, obscuring […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 8 Superstitious, who us sailors? NO!! So far (14.30), nothing untoward has happened, no storms or sea monsters. Heading 180, direct for Gran Canaria. After breakfast, a sail handling talk and then theory put into practice with bracing, hauling yards and sheets. Yippee we’re sailing again!   Anon Written under orders […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 7 Assisted climbs.  An overwhelming feeling of togetherness; working together to get our shipmates up the mast and them achieving great feats where these opportunities back in every day normal life is not the norm. The wind picked up so it was time to leave Madeira and take a 090 heading […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 6 Coach trip around the island, with our trusty guide and experienced driver who had the ability to bend his bus around the mountain hairpins. Highlights; views from the top of the 500m cliff (highest in ‘Europe’ you know!), a fishmongers only selling Espada’s – a long black ugly eel like […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 5 10/01 Providence for le matelot; she was turfed out of her forward berth at 01.30 so that the permanent crew could raise the anchor. So glad I brought my earplugs! The Nellie made her way back west, this time across the calm inky black sea back to Funchal, and berthed […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 4 Land Ahoy! A blob of land on the horizon to report for the blog: Madeira, according to the Navigator. On the starboard side were the ‘Islas Uninhabidas’; three slab sided islands that apparently are uninhabited. As we drew closer to our destination, there was a strong north easterly with winds […]

January 9, 2017
LN911, 6-16/1/17 The voyage started on a blustery day in Las Palmas, with all voyage crew making it to the ship successfully and getting settled in. Introductions were made and a briefing for what we were letting ourselves in for was given. Dinner was served promptly afterwards and people inevitably migrated to the bar. On […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 Tuesday 3rd January 2017 (13:23) We docked in La Palma at 16:00. To get the ship to shore we did tacking, wearing and box hauling – the latter a first time for many on board including the Captain! However, before we did these manoeuvres we had to have a brief team talk from the […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 New Years Day New Year’s day started very, very early for some of us. After rolling into bed after the celebrations at around one o’clock, we were pulled from sleep at four. We were still in San Sebastian port, so that meant it was just me and my watch leader, Chris, up on the […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 New Year’s Eve On New Year’s Eve, we woke up on choppy waters, causing most of the crew to quickly head to medical for seasickness tablets before the day began. We all settled in for breakfast with an air of excitement for what the night would hold, and with the promise of a new […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 31st December 2016 – New years Eve We (Pam, Susie and myself who had travelled from London Gatwick together) arrived at the Ship and met the Captain (Chris), the Mate (Leslie) and our watch leader (Sarah), we got shown to our bunks, issued our oil skins and unpacked. After meeting all the permanent crew […]

November 21, 2016
LN907, 07 – 27/11/2016 Southampton to Las Palmas (via Madeira) Ruth Critchley We wake up to breakfast on the deck, accompanied by a dramatic moonset – sunrise. After some sight seeing sailing around the bay, Lord Nelson moors at Vigo, Spain, our first land since leaving Southampton. Naturally most of the voyage crew were keen […]

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