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June 7, 2014
Day 12 Just completed 1,000 miles of sailing from Rio at 11.43 am. Yet again glorious day with Azure blue sea. Yesterday Ben and Antonio climbed to the very top of the mast while sailing at 6 knots and most others were taking a sun siesta on the deck below. After our evening watch from […]

June 5, 2014
Day 10 Once upon a time in a land far far away, on a sea of French Blue the good ship Nelly plied her way under full sail en route to Maceio. Under the afternoon tropical sun the team of 5 Brazilian Sea Scouts were challenged with moving a bucket of water up the main […]

June 4, 2014
Day 9 on STS Lord Nelson, South AtlanticBreakfast on deck before another opportunity to get into the boats and visitanother island in the Abrolhos Archepeligo. Another chance to swim and snorkel in the beautiful clear and warm waters. Many marine creatures were spotted, particularly by Edison once freed from his wheelchair. Others from the crew went on tours […]

June 3, 2014
Part  1: Monday 2nd June at the Abrolhos Islands Wow! What a day, we arrived at the Brazilian National Marine Park consisting of five Abrolhos Islands late on Sunday afternoon, having completed four days sailing in the sun. After an alfresco breakfast and a bit of house keeping, the outdoor pool was declared open.  Most folk […]

June 1, 2014
Saturday to Sunday – 31st May to 1st June 2014 Sailing under topgallants, topsails, and main course before the wind on clear blue-green Brazilian seas, with winds ease and on the beam about 4 knots course -025 true. We have been sailing in a slowly dying wind, and this morning we handed all sails and […]

May 31, 2014
STW8C – Saturday 31st May 2014 – Day 6 A day of Brazilian sunshine and smooth seas after a night of starry sky’s, shooting stars and the milky way. Who could ask for more ? Whales have been sighted this morning, they remained by our side for about 30 minutes investigating the ship. The general […]

May 29, 2014
24th-26th May – Maintenance Days – lots of good fun and hard work, had to work around the rain and drizzle at times but that never stopped the BM’s getting lots done aloft. The ship is once again ready for her next adventure. We have all had a good explore of Rio, seen all the […]

May 24, 2014
Maintenance!! Here we are in wonderful Rio, again. The previous crew of STW8B have now gone home making the ship very quiet indeed, however some stragglers remain. These stragglers are our trusted maintainers and are currently working very hard, mainly below decks because of the rain, none the less working hard! The hard work will […]

May 22, 2014
Yesterday was busy as we anchored at Ilhe Grande, at a bay with one of the best beaches in the world apparently! Due to the swell and waves breaking on the beach landing the DOTI boat was impossible. There was a lot of disappointment but a solution was reached by the permanent crew, who offered […]

May 20, 2014
Day 11 We arrived at the North side of Ilha de Soa Sebastio on the Sunday evening in calm seas, but we were forced to temporarily anchor just outside the main channel to wait for the pilot to join the ship. The crew were treated to sundowners specially made by the chief engineer — well […]

May 17, 2014
Day 8 Sheila and Helen woke up feeling elated after their personal achievement going aloft. Today Helen is in Mess and the rest of us scrubbed the decks and toilets. Blue skies today and wind is calm. We handed all of the sails and we are now proceeding on the engine. We have spotted a […]

May 16, 2014
Day 7 We berthed elegantly at Itajai to the sound of a local band playing on the quay welcoming us in. Initially, they played music from different parts of Brazil, but the singer took a shine to one of the crew so they switched to James Brown covers… sung with some feeling. The Captain was […]

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