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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 […]

May 5, 2016
LN895a 05/05/2016 A magical day in the Solent, starting with dawn in Sandown Bay at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. Although we could smell the ice cream we couldn’t get to it, but a hearty full English breakfast did the trick. And just as well, because within minutes we were heaving and […]

May 4, 2016
LN895a 04/05/2016 We’re in Sandown Bay at sunset (Wednesday evening) and have just anchored half a mile off the pier to enjoy sundowners after a slow but delightful sail round the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. Yesterday, we motored down Southampton water to anchor off St Helen’s Fort overnight. This morning, Captain Simon  […]

April 30, 2016
LN895 30/04/2016 I didn’t know what to expect coming on this trip. However, it has exceeded my expectations. The permanent crew were brilliant, friendly and willing to help and explain things if needed. The voyage crew were of different ages and abilities, but all were catered for. This is truly a trip for everyone. Being […]

April 28, 2016
LN985 28/04/2016 After a rocky night we woke up today in excitement for today’s visit to a small island called Brehat (Isle de Brehat, near Paimpol). Once the captain received the go ahead from the port (coastguard) we dropped anchor and readied the tender (Doti) boats. The day started pretty cloudy but it turned out […]

April 28, 2016
LN895 28/04/2016 After a quiet night sailing along the French coast we reached St Malo in sunshine and blue skies, much appreciated after the weather we had endured previously. Around 0930 the pilot came aboard and we handed all the sails. We were the duty watch for entering the lock, aided by the nonchalant lock workers. […]

March 29, 2016
LN894 29/03/2016 The Opera – for one night only… Act One Mike introduced the show with a bit of stand up. First up – Allan & Tim  – Allan gave us a quick lesson in speaking “Northern” before singing a song about life on ship accompanied by Tim on guitar and Roman who held up […]

March 28, 2016
LN894 28/03/2016 All the excitement of Sundays stormy weather passed over us throughout the night. Although we had taken up shelter in Torbay the ship was still rocking over the bumpy swell even though Lord Nelson was at anchor. We woke up Monday morning to a calm bay, we didn’t even need the stick mats […]

March 27, 2016
LN894 27/03/2016 Day 21 (Easter Sunday) Today started with Easter treats under our breakfast beakers.  We did a lot of sail handing this morning and are now at anchor in Torbay sheltering from storm Katie.  We have not yet changed the clocks forward which threw a few people this morning, appearing at their stations at […]

March 26, 2016
LN894 26/03/2016 Here news of our latest adventures… beautifully crafted by- Kate! Whoa!!! Nellie Girl, is in her blue water zone…. Waltzin & whumffin an exuberant fandango of barquentine delight….as she treats us c/o *storm Kate*, to an exhilarating cobalt blue roller-coaster ride, a fabulous homecoming finale, as we approach UK waters; the Porcupine Abyssal […]

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