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June 18, 2017
Fair winds gusting up to force 8 has taken us over the 1,000 mile mark.  As we write this we are less than 60 miles from the East Coast of Iceland, and the temperature is dropping! Moving around the boat has been slightly tricky. Special mention must be made of the sterling work done by […]

June 17, 2017
So we are back sailing again following a 2 night stopover in Torshavn, the largest town in the Faroe Islands. We arrived in port on Thursday 15 June following a short excursion between the islands and got some wonderful views on the many waterfalls on the islands. Once in port we did assisted climbs and […]

June 14, 2017
Foreward Starboard Watch Blog 14. 06.17 Day 7 Whilst we remain under sail, the wind dropped last night and Capt Richard decided to start the engines. This kept us going at between 4-6 knots. Our last watch was 8pm-12 midnight yesterday and it was a beautiful evening with a dramatic  sunset. The sky was clear […]

June 13, 2017
Last night’s watch started with the news that we had travelled 500 miles. 500 miles under sail, 500 miles closer to our destination and 500 miles closer to each other. Fortunately during our travels the weather has been wonderful, the worst being a smattering of rain here or there. The wind has stayed consistent and […]

June 11, 2017
On day 4, life on board is beginning to settle into a routine – however the weather around us continues to keep us on our toes. After yet another delicious breakfast, the call for ‘all hands on deck’ was made. Much to the relief of the mess crew, who were swift to set about clearing […]

June 10, 2017
Morning brought a spectacular sunrise and after a hearty full English breakfast, all crew were briefed on upcoming sailing plans and the weather forecast. ‘Happy Hour’ cleaning made the boat shipshape, and ringing alarm bells brought us to our final evacuation drill. Prepared for arctic seas in our red telly tubby immersion suits, we were […]

June 9, 2017
We arrived at West India Dock which was a hive of building activity in typically British, drizzly weather. It wasn’t long before boarding that Captain Richard decided to get us on our way.  Following an intensive briefing, we left South Quay passing through the dock gate and onto the ebbing tide in the Thames. Having […]

May 31, 2017
As we waited for Lord Nelson to open its gangway on the quayside in St Helier, there was a mixture of nerves and excitement among 38 total strangers all waiting to board this magnificent vessel and live together in close quarters for the next 4 days. Then in a flash, the ship which was peacefully […]

May 31, 2017
Travel Logs of Scottie on a learning journey The original ask of if I required a challenge I was good enough to partake in, happened at headway Jersey. I was both intrigued and driven to prove I am worth the effort of others to have kept me alive and stare in wonder over 2 years […]

May 17, 2017
LN924 Cardiff – Bristol Log – 14th – 17th May 2017 AP Watch by Alison Cant It’s been a fascinating trip, not least from the amount of nautical and sailing information, and training shared by the permanent crew, but the amazing people who have been a part of this voyage. Day one consisted of a […]

May 11, 2017
Forward starboard blog 10th-11th May 2017 Aboard the Lord Nelson, after a quiet morning shift in the sunshine and a glorious antipasti style lunch out on deck, it was finally time to hoist the sails (despite the lack of wind!). We were living in keen anticipation of the wind increasing late in the day. A […]

May 10, 2017
Life at sea on board the STS Lord Nelson, From the viewpoint of the Aft Port Watch We joined the ship on Tuesday 9th May in Liverpool at 10am and met our watchleader Maria O’Sullivan. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and the Mersey was very calm. We were introduced to the captain […]

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