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July 31, 2017
01.15 Yesterday we were woken up at 07.30 and prepared for breakfast at 08.00. Breakfast was sausage, egg, tomato and toast. We then headed up on deck for a harness instruction lesson and were briefed on our evacuation drill, which we then practiced. We learnt how to use the ascenders when climbing up the rigging, […]

July 26, 2017
On Wednesday 26th July, the forward starboard watch was musically motivated by a sing- along of the full score of the sound of music. There was little else to report on this watch in contrast to our first watch leaving the city of Quebec, days earlier as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall ships sail […]

July 25, 2017
Well we said goodbye to the St. Lawrence River pilots at 2300 on the 23rd and we were off towards Cornerbrook. Staying within the restrictions of the traffic separation schemes, coupled with unhelpful wind conditions restricted the setting of the sails, but we did manage to set a few stay sails and the fore Topsail […]

July 23, 2017
Joining day from different perspectives by Aft Port Watch After making our way through the crowds of excited spectators who had come to see the Tall Ships, we boarded Lord Nelson, where we were greeted by our watch leaders. We were shown to our bunks and then signed in to get our name tags, wet […]

July 15, 2017
Helo i bawb, as we say in Welsh.  We have just entered the St. Lawrence River from the Gulf, we’re all sleeping very well since we are not rocking so much. It’s a beautiful sunny day and the temperature is now at 18 degrees. Yesterday we visited Archipel de Mingan National Park following a short […]

July 14, 2017
The day opens sunny calm and cool with a promise of 17 degrees later. Our watch is the afternoon watch, 12.30 – 4pm but it is not going to happen as we are GOING ASHORE. On the North side of the Gulf of St Lawrence at the start of the St Lawrence river is a […]

July 13, 2017
Thankfully, the worst of the storm has blown through, and we have been sailing in sunshine and a fresh breeze.  It has been wonderful to feel the sun on our faces and to feel that we are closing in on our destination. It hasn’t been quite as eventful as yesterday, no explosions for us today, […]

July 12, 2017
Well here we are, on the closing stages of our voyage in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. After passing a little close to a fishing boat which didn’t seem to understand the traffic separation scheme in the Belle Isle Strait last night, we are once again in comparatively open water with land just visible on […]

July 11, 2017
“How do you explain this reality to others?” asked Roly.  “Impossible” we replied.  Glorious clear blue skies, indigo coloured sea; garnets, dolphins and whales all putting in appearances along with the icebergs. Life is good. We were on midnight to 4am watch (middle watch) on the 9 July.  At 2.45 am we were identifying various […]

July 9, 2017
Today was a nice day for everyone I think. We woke up with the bing bong, and one of the voyage crew announced that we just arrived in the Canadian waters. What good news! It was a sunny morning. Right after breakfast, while we were still motoring at an approximate speed of 5 knots, Captain […]

July 8, 2017
The previous day saw another two voyage crew volunteer as Cook’s Asses in somewhat adverse conditions. Average four meter swell, it turns out, is not ideal for grating cheese. A determined mess crew persevered, however, and the entire crew was rewarded with burrito bowls and apple crumble for dinner. Another rocky night provided difficult sleeping […]

July 7, 2017
Yesterday, Euan and Myles spent the day as cooks assistant. They had to delegate tasks to the messmen, organize stores and do tasks for the cook. Their work was well rewarded as last night, the 8 till 12 watch brought the most spectacular sunset we have seen so far. The sky was filled with beautiful […]

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