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May 31, 2016
LN896 31/5/2016 Tuesday finds sailing west in blues skies and strong winds from the north. We have a stow-away called pigeon, but at least he knows where he’s going. The adventure continues for the voyage crew with the first land fall still slightly in the balance but hoping for a quiet anchorage off Penzance tonight […]

May 30, 2016
LN896 30/05/2016 Day three FS watch here have just completed a sunny and uneventful watch. The wind was 15 knots but has dropped away to a very gentle force 2 to 3. A racing pigeon keeps attempting to land for a rest. Our helming has much improved from yesterday. After this relaxing watch we are bracing […]

May 29, 2016
LN896 29/05/2016 Hello from Aft Starboard. We left our berth next to Tower Bridge last night, what a great place to join the ship with great views of London. Heading down the Thames many keen adventures went aloft with everyone going out on the Yards, it was cold but we saw the Thames from a […]

May 28, 2016
LN896 28/5/2016 We arrived at the Lord Nelson docked at St. Katherine’s at Tower Bridge and then once boarded we had a safety briefing and a chance to meet everyone. After we were given our watch times we tried on our harnesses and adjusted them for later fun on the ropes. Then we began our […]

May 22, 2016
Delivery voyage to London 22/05/2016 As we sit at anchor off Southend waiting to complete our journey to London tomorrow the delivery voyage crew feasted on roast beef and Yorkshire puds followed by fruit crumble and custard before warming up for the JST  Rat Games. JST Rat volley ball was hotly contested and I am […]

May 19, 2016
LNCC1 19/05/2016 The sun rose on a shimmering Swanage Bay for assisted climb day. Laura amazed the whole crew by climbing up with minimal assistance to the platform level, Iain shot up like a scalded rat (more of this later) and Stu, Flip and Carla’s cries of joy (we are confident of this) could be […]

May 18, 2016
LNCC1 18/05/2016 Lord Nelson weighed anchor this morning at Alderney heading across the Channel to Swanage off the Dorset Coast where we will anchor overnight. The Voyage Crew set 5 square sails plus staysails and jib which means we are now totally under sail with no engine assisting. All voyage crew, including the 5 wheelchair […]

May 17, 2016
LNCC1 17/05/2016 The good ship lord Nelson was blessed by fair winds and calm seas. We sailed from Sark to Alderney this morning and the crew and volunteers had a very enjoyable day onshore. We are all now experts on the history of these Islands. We are however upset at not having encountered the blond […]

May 11, 2016
LN895B 11/05/2016 After yet another superb breakfast particularly well served by extremely efficient mess duty crew – everyone was called on deck to watch the assisted climb.  First up was Hannah up the main mast followed by Scott and Joe and then at the forward mast, first up was Charlie closely followed by Taz and […]

May 10, 2016
LN895B 10/05/2016 Today we made it across the channel in a heavy fog, accompanied by a pod of majestic dolphins. With the fog horn blearing out every 120 seconds and the water tight doors sealed we inched into the outer harbour of “Cherbourg” with a palpable sense of relief. Many of the crew were relieved […]

May 8, 2016
LN895B 08/05/2016 The new voyage crew arrived at 1300hrs. All were introduced to Nelly and found our bunks. Hana chose to sleep in the Crows Nest as she was the naughtiest. She was fascinated by people walking into the ‘Bra’- (dyslexic Bar!). Ollie volunteered to be man-handled up and down the stairs while Charlie was very helpful […]

May 7, 2016
LNDS070516 07/05/2016 My day sail on the Lord Nelson. By Seb Trezise I was lucky enough to be given a day on board Lord Nelson by the charity that I work for called Enable Me. This was kindly donated to Enable Me by Littlehampton Rotary Club. I was picked up along with the other 3 […]

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