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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 […]

July 14, 2014
So, another day in paradise! We left Anguilla yesterday morning and we are heading towards Bermuda. Since leaving our anchorage loads has happened, we saw 3 ships, flying tuna and something what Beth and Margret described as an alien attack. There were loads of UFOs flying around during our watch from 8pm to 12 midnight […]

July 13, 2014
12th July 2014. Our last stop in the Caribbean was Anguilla, a small island a short sail from Antigua. We arrived just before lunch and after the usual clearance procedure we were finally free to go and explore. In true English naval tradition the boats were run ashore, food stores plundered and free Wi-Fi ravaged. […]

July 11, 2014
11th July Yesterday, the crew had a tour of Antigua in 3 Taxis; We were treated to two beaches, the Sugar plantation museum, viewpoints and shopping in the capital, St Johns. When we got back we had the Yacht Club and ex Captain Claire on board with rum for tots, a toast was made in […]

July 10, 2014
10th July This is our second day in Antigua and we are adjusting to island life. A good night’s sleep was had by all with no noise from the anchor, the sea and no ship rolling on the waves. Most people gave Derek, the chef a well-earned break from cooking as we elected to eat […]

July 9, 2014
Having made way steadily overnight we awoke this morning to see Antigua just ahead of us. We arrived into English Harbour around 8.45am and after the usual clearance with customs and immigration, shore leave was granted. Many went off to explore the island, whilst others had a lazy day wandering around Nelsons Dockyard before going […]

July 8, 2014
As we sailed past Dominica with its near mile high mountains, the wind changed dramatically. Initially we had force 6 on the beam and Nellie was making 9 knots, then in the lee of the land the wind died almost completely, sails were handed and engines were on. Tue 8 July. Capt Barbara told us […]

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