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April 28, 2016
LN985 28/04/2016 After a rocky night we woke up today in excitement for today’s visit to a small island called Brehat (Isle de Brehat, near Paimpol). Once the captain received the go ahead from the port (coastguard) we dropped anchor and readied the tender (Doti) boats. The day started pretty cloudy but it turned out […]

April 28, 2016
LN895 28/04/2016 After a quiet night sailing along the French coast we reached St Malo in sunshine and blue skies, much appreciated after the weather we had endured previously. Around 0930 the pilot came aboard and we handed all the sails. We were the duty watch for entering the lock, aided by the nonchalant lock workers. […]

March 29, 2016
LN894 29/03/2016 The Opera – for one night only… Act One Mike introduced the show with a bit of stand up. First up – Allan & Tim  – Allan gave us a quick lesson in speaking “Northern” before singing a song about life on ship accompanied by Tim on guitar and Roman who held up […]

March 28, 2016
LN894 28/03/2016 All the excitement of Sundays stormy weather passed over us throughout the night. Although we had taken up shelter in Torbay the ship was still rocking over the bumpy swell even though Lord Nelson was at anchor. We woke up Monday morning to a calm bay, we didn’t even need the stick mats […]

March 27, 2016
LN894 27/03/2016 Day 21 (Easter Sunday) Today started with Easter treats under our breakfast beakers.  We did a lot of sail handing this morning and are now at anchor in Torbay sheltering from storm Katie.  We have not yet changed the clocks forward which threw a few people this morning, appearing at their stations at […]

March 26, 2016
LN894 26/03/2016 Here news of our latest adventures… beautifully crafted by- Kate! Whoa!!! Nellie Girl, is in her blue water zone…. Waltzin & whumffin an exuberant fandango of barquentine delight….as she treats us c/o *storm Kate*, to an exhilarating cobalt blue roller-coaster ride, a fabulous homecoming finale, as we approach UK waters; the Porcupine Abyssal […]

March 25, 2016
LN894 25/03/2016 Day 25-Good Friday. While everyone at home is closing down for the weekend, getting ready for an Easter Sunday spring lamb roast dinner, easter eggs and daffodils, we’re racing along under sail outrunning a big storm that will dominate the English Channel for a couple of days. We are heading for Torbay for Sunday […]

March 24, 2016
  LN894 24/03/2016 Quick update from Nellie as the murder mystery hots up. The ship is basically full of zombies as the great and the good succumb; Will the Mate was snared late in the evening by the sweet innocent looking cookie Kass, with the fly killer by the port muster station. DD the Engineers […]

March 23, 2016
LN894 23/03/2016 It’s day 17, or I dare to say, day one after the best Cornish pasty on the planet! What a wonderful dinner the girls (Ali,Kas and Roxy) made us yesterday, so much work.. so much love.. Bravo! Sailing today is not. After the wind died last night almost completely, we are motoring again. […]

March 22, 2016
LN894 22/03/2016 Day 16 and 4 days out of the Azores finds us once more under sail as the sunny Northerlies have given way to fresh and initially very wet Westerlies. We are now at about the same latitude as Finisterre so shorts are becoming increasingly rare and the night watches especially are well wrapped […]

March 21, 2016
LN894 21/03/2016 Today (Monday) The Atlantic has been throwing large uncomfortable rollers at Nellie & everyone on board. Mess duty becomes literally a bit messy & difficult, but everyone gets stuck in despite the odd expletive! We have been motoring in a northerly direction for the last couple of days to try to pick up […]

March 20, 2016
LN894 20/03/2016 Hello- todays contribution- can’t say I agree about England, I hear Wales were robed! Day 14 on the Big Brother Boat (read in a Geordie accent). Currently on watch and it’s a beautiful day.  Wind variable, the sun is out and we have completed 1146 miles. Underpants still missing as is Mikes card […]

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