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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 […]

July 16, 2013
What a difference a day makes….. Last night after dinner the smokers amongst us, while taking shelter from the wind on the main deck & many still sporting shorts, commented on what a lovely day it had been. As the sun set the clear blue skies made way for another moon lit night. Our 20:00 […]

July 15, 2013
Can’t believe that this is Forward Starboard’s last blog at sea! Where has the time gone? Anyway, the Sea Gods have decided to provide us with wonderful sailing weather for our last 12.30 pm watch. The sun is shining, the wind is just over 20 knots and coming from the south west giving us a […]

July 14, 2013
After such a wet afternoon yesterday it was quite a pleasant evening for our 8pm to Midnight Watch and this morning there was a lovely sunrise and the promise of a better day ahead. However, by lunchtime the clouds began to look threatening and this afternoon its wet, wet, wet! Fortunately it was dry for […]

July 13, 2013
Well the weather could not be more different than it was 4 days ago, the sun has decamped to the UK and we have a typical British summer’s day, cold, foggy & wet. Please humour us and let us give you some of the met obs definitions of wet weather: a. Heavy rain, not freezing, […]

July 12, 2013
In preparation of D.A.F.F. coming on board when we arrive in Fremantle Nellie is undergoing a deep clean. With threats of their representatives joining us, wearing lab coats & white gloves, the crew, both permanent & voyage, have played their part by depleting all stocks of beer, Guinness & mixers! For those enjoying a whiskey […]

July 11, 2013
Overcast day with little wind, so it’s just as well that we continue to motor. Back sailing tomorrow hopefully. In the meantime, we continue to make baggywrinkle to protect the sails on the ship. Last evening James (AS) gave a thought provoking talk on promoting JST at home. If you enjoy the blog spread the […]

July 10, 2013
Yesterday afternoon saw many of us enjoying the glorious sunshine relaxing on the deck as the ship bobbed gently on a calm sea. The turbulence of a few days ago forgotten and all is well with the Lord Nelson world. Mike devised a Quiz for the evening which was great fun and the questions were […]

July 9, 2013
Sun, Sea, Sand(ing) and Sex(tants). This morning we handed the sails and have changed course to east and are now heading in the right direction, although there are still no other ships to see. The sun has finally made a reappearance, hurray, and there are bodies strewn across the decks in search of rays. This […]

July 8, 2013
Last night our 20:00 watch started with the last light of the day. As night drew on we were greeted with the most glorious star show since we started the voyage. With no moon to be seen and no cloud cover, the Milky Way took over the sky, surrounded by gazillions of stars. As it […]

July 7, 2013
After several days of brisk winds and uncomfortable swell, today we have a bit of sunshine, and with four square sails set we’re sailing along at a good 5.5 knots. As its Sunday a short service was held, on the side deck aft rather than the foredeck as we were still taking the odd wave […]

July 6, 2013
Breaking News – Captain Barbara ‘murdered’! Our good Captain was killed by Alan in the murder game with a sticking plaster on the chartroom lift, chaos now ensuing. Whilst this was happening we are making swift progress in heavy seas with gale force winds. The rising barometer has brought blue skies and sunshine that has […]

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