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June 10, 2017
Morning brought a spectacular sunrise and after a hearty full English breakfast, all crew were briefed on upcoming sailing plans and the weather forecast. ‘Happy Hour’ cleaning made the boat shipshape, and ringing alarm bells brought us to our final evacuation drill. Prepared for arctic seas in our red telly tubby immersion suits, we were […]

June 9, 2017
We arrived at West India Dock which was a hive of building activity in typically British, drizzly weather. It wasn’t long before boarding that Captain Richard decided to get us on our way.  Following an intensive briefing, we left South Quay passing through the dock gate and onto the ebbing tide in the Thames. Having […]

May 31, 2017
As we waited for Lord Nelson to open its gangway on the quayside in St Helier, there was a mixture of nerves and excitement among 38 total strangers all waiting to board this magnificent vessel and live together in close quarters for the next 4 days. Then in a flash, the ship which was peacefully […]

May 31, 2017
Travel Logs of Scottie on a learning journey The original ask of if I required a challenge I was good enough to partake in, happened at headway Jersey. I was both intrigued and driven to prove I am worth the effort of others to have kept me alive and stare in wonder over 2 years […]

May 17, 2017
LN924 Cardiff – Bristol Log – 14th – 17th May 2017 AP Watch by Alison Cant It’s been a fascinating trip, not least from the amount of nautical and sailing information, and training shared by the permanent crew, but the amazing people who have been a part of this voyage. Day one consisted of a […]

May 11, 2017
Forward starboard blog 10th-11th May 2017 Aboard the Lord Nelson, after a quiet morning shift in the sunshine and a glorious antipasti style lunch out on deck, it was finally time to hoist the sails (despite the lack of wind!). We were living in keen anticipation of the wind increasing late in the day. A […]

May 10, 2017
Life at sea on board the STS Lord Nelson, From the viewpoint of the Aft Port Watch We joined the ship on Tuesday 9th May in Liverpool at 10am and met our watchleader Maria O’Sullivan. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and the Mersey was very calm. We were introduced to the captain […]

May 1, 2017
Voyage: BB05 Isle of Man to Liverpool. Today was our first morning waking up on board Lord Nelson to the 7.30am ‘bing bong’ which wakes everyone up as we can’t set alarm clocks. We all headed for the mess to have breakfast which was cereal, toast and a cooked breakfast. Everyone enjoyed that and being […]

April 28, 2017
As Lord Nelson approached Isle of Man on voyage LN920, after battling through some tough weather and defying the odds to reach their destination on time, Annette and Genevieve took some time on board to reflect on their voyage – in the form of these brilliant poems! We navi-circum-gated, While the winds blew unabated. We’ll […]

April 27, 2017
The First Tern of the Year The sad news from this morning is that we have bid farewell to the part of our crew leaving us at Falmouth, and (in happier news) picked up a few hitch-hikers from the Cornwall coast. We were of course very sad to see them go, but we’re glad to […]

April 19, 2017
Sunderland to Newcastle voyage, 12-15th April 2017 – by Ellie Lyall Being only one of two Sunderland Sail Training Ambassadors offered a place on the Lord Nelson this week, I was left guessing who else would be joining Kieran and me on this voyage. I had images playing through my mind of hardened Navy veterans, […]

April 10, 2017
Great Yarmouth to Sunderland on the Lord Nelson, by Rob Kinsman So it started out as something that sounds like the pitch for a sitcom. Some sailors, some bankers and a group of people with disabilities take a ship into the North Sea. Hilarity / adventure / a civil war ensue. My first sight of […]

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