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September 2, 2013
STW 17 Adelaide to Melbourne Sunday 1st September to Sunday 8th September 2013 Crew: 50 on board (full house – no spare bunks!) Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Mel Perrottet Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Bosun’s Mates: Harry […]

September 1, 2013
Day 1 1st of September: Everyone arrived and settled in at Adelaide after lunch. Usual procedures emergency drills. Everyone looking forward to setting sail. Saw many dolphins playing in the harbour. Crew: 50 on board (full house – no spare bunks!) Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips […]

August 28, 2013
Wednesday 28th August 2013 – Day 12 35 degrees south, 135 degrees east & we’re bound for South Australia! As the Forward Port Watch writes their last blog of the STW16 voyage we eagerly await the sight of land in the form of the Neptune Islands; they signal the entrance to the Spencer Gulf as […]

August 27, 2013
Tuesday 27th August Day 11 The last few nights have been wonderful. Although the wind continues to be alternately in the wrong direction or too light, we have had some good sailing. Handing sail after dinner has two benefits; one, being in the dark adds another dimension to our sailing experience and two, a hard […]

August 26, 2013
Day 9 – 10 Sun-Mon Mess duty by Jane Today Mess duty started with total chaos the voyage crew had the opportunity to purchase ships souvenirs in the lower mess meaning the mess team only had 10 mins to set the tables for 50 people! The day ended with a delicious Sunday roast and generous […]

August 25, 2013
Day 9 Sunday 25th August 2013 This is the first time that aft starboard has written a blog, with our watch either being in port or having poor time management in previous days. After being serenaded by chirpy Nancy and her dulcet tones for the morning wake-up, we have finally set almost a full spread […]

August 23, 2013
Friday 23rd August Day 7 Routine has set in on Lord Nelson. Our crew, near-fully recovered from seasickness, is fighting fit. A watch is always ready to set or trim sail, provided of course, we have wind. Unfortunately the weather has not been obliging (what a surprise!) and we handed sail after dinner yesterday evening, […]

August 21, 2013
21st/22nd August 2013 Aft Port Watch Day 5-6 Greetings from Aft Port watch So the day begins with a mystery… Tio the monkey is nowhere to be found! Last seen propping up the bar on Sunday. Large reward in bananas for anyone who finds him! Our watch had the honour of bringing the ship into […]

August 20, 2013
Tuesday 20th August 2013 – Day 4 Having been under motor since leaving Fremantle on Monday, the weather remains good, the swell low, and the seas slight. We set three sails earlier this morning and hope to set more in due course. Today has been another first for Nellie in that another Cape has been […]

August 19, 2013
Sail The World 16 Fremantle to Adelaide 17th to 31st August 2013   Total Crew on board 48 Captain: Chris Phillips 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Supernumerary Deck Officer: Rob Mcdonald Cook’s Assistant: Sarah […]

August 13, 2013
Well, now the dust has (literally) settled from the dry docking, I am able to sit down and write a brief update on Lord Nelson’s progress through her maintenance period. Our drydocking period was dogged by bad weather (remember, it’s the middle of winter down here!), which hampered the painters and much of the painting […]

July 17, 2013
Once alongside, there was relief all round that we were out of the rough seas and no one had fancied another night at sea. If anyone had said to me at 0700 this morning that at 2100 we would be alongside in Fremantle, I just could not have believed it. The seas were still big […]

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