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February 19, 2015
Yesterday, a rainy day in the Bahamas was spent in a bar called ‘Flo’s Bar’ on Little Harbour Cay, population 3, part of The Berry Islands, North West of Nassau, where some of the crew tried some fresh conch and more rum. Rumours would suggest that a certain few may have engaged in some skinny dipping […]

February 17, 2015
The temptation to show our feelings to the unfriendly cruise ship as we left Little San Salvadore was resisted as one would expect of professional sailors. Perhaps wisely the voyage crew decided to follow suit! With Conception Island and Valentines Day only a few hours away, any ill feeling was soon forgotten and we were […]

February 13, 2015
It’s 14.00 on day 4 of the Bahamas voyage and as we write this, the Lord Nelson is under full sail and rocketing along at a furious speed of 2.1 knots. The past day has been one of relative leisure, as yesterday afternoon we arrived at Little San Salvadore – an uninhabited island owned by […]

February 12, 2015
Well after a busy day in the Port of Nassau the crew of 861 finally arrived and spent the evening getting acquainted with the ship and sampling the delights of Downtown Nassau (some more than others). The morning of departure arrived and after admiring the super cruise liners moored alongside us it was time to […]

February 9, 2015
We sailed through the night of the 7th February and in the morning of the 8th we anchored just outside the harbour at Nassau. Once a cruise ship had gone and another vessel arrived at the end of the quay we then weighed anchor and made our way into Nassau. Captain Chris went ashore to […]

February 7, 2015
We are currently sailing along in lovely sunshine with all squares set except the royals plus a staysail and a jib.  Wind is NNE Force 4; cool to the cheek, although the sun is quite warm.  Port Fwd is on watch. We have less than 150 miles to go to Nassau and expect to arrive […]

February 3, 2015
The time is 2am is on the 3rd of February. We are sailing in a balmy breeze at temperatures of 25 degrees… come outside there’s a lovely moon above.  The ship is heading towards Grand Turk via an anchor stop at salt cay. After three days of sailing, which at times has been choppy and […]

February 1, 2015
Aft Starboard on the midnight to 4 am watch. Everything seems under control so we have time to write our first blog. We thought our visit to the British Virgin Islands and Virgin Gorda was a great success.  Our Doti boat took us from our anchorage point to the Bitter End Yacht Club where we […]

January 30, 2015
Reporting at 2am with a rolling sea under a waxing moon. The watch team consists of the salty cadet Ryan, a seasoned transatlantic sailor Rosy, a  stewardess Olivia, Larry or McMess, Old Geezer Clive, Debs operating under the alias 2 6 Heave and our fearless leader Jane. We are on course from Antigua to Virgin […]

January 29, 2015
Here we are, our first day at sea.  We’re on midnight to 4:00 a.m. watch, all the sails set and about a ¾ moon lighting our path under a planetarium of stars.  We are just passing St. Kitts headed NW. Today was filled with a lot of training, rope work, etc.  Dave and Vicky have […]

January 26, 2015
Our visit to Guadeloupe was interesting as this is a Department of France with a very French Caribbean flavour and quite different to either Barbados or Bequia. At times it was more like being in the back streets of Paris with cafes and creperies. The spice market and fish market were however very Caribbean with […]

January 21, 2015
LN859 After starboard watch log 21st January 2015 Current status:  Oooooo arraagggh me hearties!  There be a fair wind from the East today and we are not in the doldrums, though there has been many a brown booby sighted off the port bow (they are diving for the flying fish).  We are set fair and […]

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