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July 26, 2014
Day 38 This is sadly our last day at sea and land is in sight. To our surprise when we came on watch at 8 pm last night the grey day had disappeared and it was a sunny evening and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The watch was made more special by the sighting of […]

July 26, 2014
We approached Halifax and entered the harbour around 5pm with 8 square sails set, crew standing by, sailed a quarter of a mile between St Georges island and the maritime museum where the berth is and we managed to arouse the suspicion of the Canadian Border patrol as they thought we were coming in unannounced, […]

July 25, 2014
Last night Aft Port hosted a pyjama party for their last watch with Rob. The whole watch turned up in their pyjamas, Rob in a penguin onesie due to the fact he does not own any! We all brought snacks, played charades and ended the party with some of Rob’s delicious homemade chai tea. The […]

July 24, 2014
Yesterday’s usual routines were enlivened by a game of Sea Cricket on the port deck with a handmade bat and a ball made of rags and duct tape attached to a long string. Team Australia scored 39 ½ and Team West Indies scored a whopping 53. Later Captain Barbara announced a schedule change – due […]

July 23, 2014
3.30 In the afternoon we are steering due north heading for Lunenburg. This morning we set all the sails (including the spanker) and launched the doti boat for some full length photos of the ship in all her glory! Last night saw this young sailor lead his first full day as a watch leader through […]

July 22, 2014
Despite all the activities conspiring to keep us in Bermuda longer, an obviously awful potential scenario, we set sail early in the afternoon. The sea was flat and calm with virtually no wind so we had to try and motor! We woke up to a cloudy sky for the first time; however, it did bring […]

July 21, 2014
The morning was busy with refuelling the ship and hosting a visit from the Acting Governor of Bermuda, the Mayor of St George’s and some members of the East End Mini Yacht Club. Then we prepared the ship ready for our departure. However, we got delayed in a sort of Bermuda Triangle. A small area […]

July 20, 2014
Today was our principal shore day here in St George, the charming old capital of Bermuda. It’s just as hot here as in the Caribbean and today was sweltering. Many of the crew headed for Tobacco Bay, a half mile walk over the hill, for a swim in the clear turquoise water. In the afternoon […]

July 19, 2014
After 6 days at sea we were very glad to see land ie Bermuda during the morning Once again fwd port were the on duty watch during the approach and taking the ship to mooring so we had a very busy time laying out mooring lines and all the other bits and pieces that need […]

July 18, 2014
We got up to a beautiful sunny day and another busy day at sea. Happy hour (cleaning) and watch. At the time of writing the temperature is 29.4oC and we have sailed 3,300 miles and currently our speed is six miles an hour. We are scheduled to arrive in Bermuda tomorrow afternoon. We have not […]

July 16, 2014
Wed 16 July – Day 29 Our treat on the 2000-2359 watch yesterday was a spectacular moonrise into partially thunder clouded sky, then treating us to a silver reflected road across the dark Atlantic. Waking the following watch we were surprised to find Naomi asleep for once. She was to test the speaking compass at […]

July 15, 2014
July 15th We are at present sailing at a steady speed of about 7 knots heading to Bermuda hoping to arrive on the 19th we have travelled nearly 3,000 miles since leaving Recife, the weather remains hot even though we are moving north but we are encountering some quite heavy squalls which only seem to […]

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