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June 3, 2016
LN896 03/06/2016 After an early start to leave the Scillies we motored off with no wind, but a glorious day. Our racing pigeon is going from strength to strength now practicing barrel turns as he crash lands back on deck. He also has his own happy hour team – to clear up after him! Dublin […]

June 2, 2016
LN896 02/06/2016  SHORE LEAVE. All staff, crew and ship’s cat (the name of our racing pigeon) had been waiting for a few days to make sense of the grey seas and skies that greeted us since our ‘U-turn’ away from the North Sea towards the Isles of Scilly. It was with some relief therefore that […]

June 1, 2016
LN896 01/06/2016 Today we set sail from anchor; this was very exciting with lots to do for everyone. The salty sea dogs that we have suppressed inside have finally broke free and are now at full sail. It was a great day for sailing with a strong wind and waves to match, very enjoyable at […]

May 31, 2016
LN896 31/5/2016 Tuesday finds sailing west in blues skies and strong winds from the north. We have a stow-away called pigeon, but at least he knows where he’s going. The adventure continues for the voyage crew with the first land fall still slightly in the balance but hoping for a quiet anchorage off Penzance tonight […]

May 30, 2016
LN896 30/05/2016 Day three FS watch here have just completed a sunny and uneventful watch. The wind was 15 knots but has dropped away to a very gentle force 2 to 3. A racing pigeon keeps attempting to land for a rest. Our helming has much improved from yesterday. After this relaxing watch we are bracing […]

May 29, 2016
LN896 29/05/2016 Hello from Aft Starboard. We left our berth next to Tower Bridge last night, what a great place to join the ship with great views of London. Heading down the Thames many keen adventures went aloft with everyone going out on the Yards, it was cold but we saw the Thames from a […]

May 28, 2016
LN896 28/5/2016 We arrived at the Lord Nelson docked at St. Katherine’s at Tower Bridge and then once boarded we had a safety briefing and a chance to meet everyone. After we were given our watch times we tried on our harnesses and adjusted them for later fun on the ropes. Then we began our […]

May 22, 2016
Delivery voyage to London 22/05/2016 As we sit at anchor off Southend waiting to complete our journey to London tomorrow the delivery voyage crew feasted on roast beef and Yorkshire puds followed by fruit crumble and custard before warming up for the JST  Rat Games. JST Rat volley ball was hotly contested and I am […]

May 19, 2016
LNCC1 19/05/2016 The sun rose on a shimmering Swanage Bay for assisted climb day. Laura amazed the whole crew by climbing up with minimal assistance to the platform level, Iain shot up like a scalded rat (more of this later) and Stu, Flip and Carla’s cries of joy (we are confident of this) could be […]

May 18, 2016
LNCC1 18/05/2016 Lord Nelson weighed anchor this morning at Alderney heading across the Channel to Swanage off the Dorset Coast where we will anchor overnight. The Voyage Crew set 5 square sails plus staysails and jib which means we are now totally under sail with no engine assisting. All voyage crew, including the 5 wheelchair […]

May 17, 2016
LNCC1 17/05/2016 The good ship lord Nelson was blessed by fair winds and calm seas. We sailed from Sark to Alderney this morning and the crew and volunteers had a very enjoyable day onshore. We are all now experts on the history of these Islands. We are however upset at not having encountered the blond […]

May 11, 2016
LN895B 11/05/2016 After yet another superb breakfast particularly well served by extremely efficient mess duty crew – everyone was called on deck to watch the assisted climb.  First up was Hannah up the main mast followed by Scott and Joe and then at the forward mast, first up was Charlie closely followed by Taz and […]

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