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August 6, 2015
06/08/15 LN875 If it’s Thursday, this must be Norway? Well there’s a Norwegian courtesy flag flying, so we can assume that distant coast must be somewhere like that. The ship seems to be in quite a routine: Sleep, eat, sleep, watch, sleep, sleep, eat, and sleep. We all seem very content to be away from average […]

August 5, 2015
05/08/15 LN875 We left Aalborg at 2pm where we slowly progressed down the Fjord in the Parade of sail. As we slowly motored along, we were attacked by The Black Diamond with a bombardment of water balloons! The Lord Nelson however was prepared with water pistols and catapults to ignite our revenge. After forcing the […]

August 5, 2015
05/08/15 LN875 Well here we are! The new crew have arrived, settled in and have soaked up the atmosphere and welcome of Aalborg. After briefings and initial training and our first delicious meal, shore leave was enjoyed, sampling what was on offer on the street stalls, (brilliant frozen yoghurt!), 3 different Stages hosting brilliant bands and seeing some […]

August 4, 2015
04/08/15 LN874  We are way behind with our blog! However, we have a good excuse, because no sooner than Nellie arrived in Aalborg we had to do the usual preparations of the ship to be on display. The big event for which we were stressing out was the crew parade through the streets of Aalborg […]

August 1, 2015
01/08/15 LN874 Two mornings ago, the FP watch was called early to help the previous watch take in some sails and tighten the ropes due to strengthening winds and sea. It was a busy watch as there were many ships around and some were crossing past Nelly. Even with three sails set, we were still […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 LN874 Day 4 We are currently in a centre of low pressure with pretty much no wind. Last night was nice and quiet, with beautiful stars and a full moon; however there was not much wind. In fact, at one point around 11pm, we were becalmed and started to drift backwards! Not ideal when […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 LN875 Events following the crossing of start line: The hours after the ships crossed the starting line, and the race began, it became clear that there are many roads to Rome, and just as many opinions on which one is the fastest. Some ships turned southwest for the next checkpoint straight away after the […]

July 28, 2015
28/07/15 LN875 Most people arrived during Monday afternoon- although a few had serious troubles with their flights & their luggage. We spent the afternoon on safety briefings, harness fittings, & “evacuation” drill. After dinner, many people went ashore to sample the delights of Kristiansand; the town was buzzing with excitement with approximately 80 boats moored […]

July 28, 2015
LN874 28/07/15 Yet again just as in port after an excellent voyage, JST has demonstrated the meaninglessness of disability as a barrier in society. This week Norway was destination of choice. The highlight of the trip was sailing through the fjords, which benefited both our eyes and thoughts. As was recently pointed out to me, the tendency to […]

July 24, 2015
24/07/15 LN873 We started off bright and early to help with the assisted climbs and wheelchairs aloft where Alice and Mislav did a self ascent, something very new to them and extremely rewarding. Most of the assisted climbers were first-timers – nervous about going up but feeling very pleased when they got down.  All ran […]

July 22, 2015
22/07/15 LN873 Set off after breakfast heading to Forsund. With some spare time on our hands, James gave a presentation on Intelectual History, which is geography in relation to people and how the landscape affects the development of communities. A very interesting topic which raised a number of questions especially as we’re sailing through the […]

July 21, 2015
21/07/15 LN873 Woke to a rather dull, wet and grey morning but that wasn’t going to spoil our sense of adventure.There were a number of key attractions starting with a visit to a small boat yard which was home to the Gustine an old sailing boat dating back to the 18th century. The boat was undergoing […]

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