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July 21, 2015
21/07/15 LN873 Woke to a rather dull, wet and grey morning but that wasn’t going to spoil our sense of adventure.There were a number of key attractions starting with a visit to a small boat yard which was home to the Gustine an old sailing boat dating back to the 18th century. The boat was undergoing […]

July 20, 2015
20/07/15 LN873 Last night we sailed under engine along the coast. There was quite a swell – Force 4 wind and rain. We were on watch from 8 to 12 We took turns at the helm and at lookout points. Tom took the helm for the first time and was considered a natural. F/S W/L […]

July 19, 2015
19/07/15 LN873 Well….where are we? The answer is somewhere on the sea between Alesund and Rosendahl. We left Alesund yesterday morning in a fine parade of the sailing ships and lots of admirers in small craft hooting and tooting. The sun shone and the mists on the snowy hills made it all very romantic and just the sort of […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 LN872 We have arrived in the fjords of Norway after a taxing voyage across the North Sea in a mixture of storms, rain and moments of being becalmed. We fought to continue to be in the race until the last moment but as the weather continued to turn against us it made the captain […]

July 14, 2015
13/07/15 LN782 After all the excitement of the dolphins and whales the excitement continued with a traditional Sunday dinner including Yorkshire Puddings! After dinner the Leadership @ Sea gang organised an inter watch quiz where we all got together to answer various questions leaving one team victorious (even if they did have some inside info […]

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 LN872 Yesterday was really exciting because we had our first glimpse of sunshine, with the miracle of blue sky surrounding us. This then resulted in everyone quickly putting on shorts and sunnies! Probably the only chance we’ll get to wear them as it is now back to rain, rain and more rain. On the […]

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 LN872 The ship awoke to a stormy sea yesterday. Still in the reach of St.Kilda’s, athough making way slowly. The ongoing watch was enthusiastic to the morning’s watch ahead, looking forward to keeping spirits high with lots of singing and the creation of the ’12 day’s of sailing’ song. The wind picked up and […]

July 9, 2015
09/07/15 LN872 We are becalmed off St Kilda but we had a good nights sleep after our film night (Shelock Holmes). Lots of gannets, fulmars, great skuas, a few puffins and even a minke whale (alledgedly) have been sighted. Voyage crew took advantage of the calm sea to have a good happy hour and lifejacket […]

July 8, 2015
08/07/15 LN872 Yesterday’s excitement started during dinner, but was nothing to do with the food (which was excellent as always – never upset the chef!!). There was a call on the tannoy for the permanent crew to go on deck to hand (take in) the Royals. Then Richard appeared in the lower mess, saying we […]

July 7, 2015
07/07/15 LN872 Dave our resident chef prepared for our evening meal a delicious roast lamb dinner, which after a hard day of setting sails, the whole crew devoured quickly leaving the whole crew content and tired! This was ok for some but for others about to go on watch it was a wet and cold […]

June 27, 2015
27/06/15 LN871 After yesterday’s rain and cold, damp hands aloft training, we woke to a dry and almost sunny morning in Kintyre. Breakfast on the deck was a bracing start to the day, especially for those who had enjoyed the delights of Campbelltown late into the night… Soon after breakfast, we prepared to set off, with the aim of […]

June 16, 2015
19/06/15 LN 870 So, finally I got the time to sit down and begin the first ship blog – straight out of mess duty, coming to the end of my first ever 48 hours on-board a ship. I did galley duty which started yesterday and felt a bit queasy. There is nothing that a 7pm to […]

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