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April 24, 2014
A SOUTH ATLANTIC ODYSSEY. A very warm welcome from the Aft Port watch on Day 6 of our South Atlantic voyage from Punta del Este to Rio de Janeiro. This is our second full day at sea and any initial sickness is well behind us and we are starting to pull together(pun intended) well as a ship’s company. […]

April 23, 2014
23/04/14 Buenas tardes a todos! We’re motoring along in bright sunshine, under clear blue skies (34S 51W) having left Punta del Este at 1330 yesterday (Tuesday, 22 April) with a multi-national crew, including a number of Argentinians and Uruguayans. Last night’s watches were rather cold but the stars were spectacular with a wonderful view of the Milky Way and […]

April 21, 2014
Day 3 We joined two days ago, and it was very exciting to come aboard this magnificent ship. We were assigned our bunks by Ronan and we waited until everyone arrived. Yesterday we had the security speech, climbing training and an emergency drill. The groceries also arrived so we all formed a chain and hand-balled everything on-board. We had […]

April 14, 2014
Day 6 Well, the last two days have been interesting. We had to leave our anchorage at Piriapolis as we started dragging our anchor on Saturday morning because the winds had increased faster than expected. We motored out towards sea and set sails as soon as we were clear, heading out towards the ocean. We […]

April 10, 2014
We woke up to a beautiful, sunny morning with not a breath of wind. The last of our voyage crew joined us at breakfast, so breakfast was followed by the briefings and plan 1 for the week (subject to change depending on weather). We were hoping to set off after smoko, but clearance took longer […]

April 9, 2014
It’s the first day of STW27 and the new crew are busy with training, unpacking and getting used to life on board. Although it’s been very windy today the forecast looks more favourable tomorrow and our plan is to leave Punta Del Este around mid-morning. We found out today that Tam our very own Engineer […]

April 7, 2014
This is our second day of maintenance, apart from cleaning the ship up for our next voyage which begins on Wednesday, various jobs have been in progress, sail repairs, wire oiling and rust removing to name but a few. Last night at Moby Dick’s our numbers were low but our spirits high as we toasted […]

April 4, 2014
Well the voyage is drawing to a close here in sunny Uruguay. The voyage crew are ashore lounging on the various beaches or chowing down in one of the many excellent local restaurants. We’ve had a fantastic voyage up from Ushuaia, with the temperature rising a very pleasant 20+ degrees as we headed north. We’ve […]

April 2, 2014
Tuesday dawned bright and clear as we lay at anchor in Piriapolis bay. Everyone smartened up after breakfast for the voyage photo on the foredeck. This was combined with Colin bringing out a lovely cake for Katherine’s birthday … or so he thought. In fact it was a nice April fool cake as Kat’s birthday […]

April 1, 2014
We were on shore leave in Piriapolis today. The last party to be ferried ashore was met by a large fur seal sunning himself in his favourite spot, which happened to be where we had been landing. After weighing up our options, we decided to leave him enjoying his sun worshipping and found an alternative […]

March 31, 2014
After a peaceful day at sea Sunday night proved to be busy. The captain gave the cook’s assistant the night off and donned an apron herself, which meant table setting and washing up was done in double quick time. Post-dinner entertainment came in two parts. First we handed all the square sails, which meant everybody […]

March 30, 2014
Blog Day 20 Shark attack day! So far we have had an eventful day. It started off with a lovely cooked breakfast, Yum Yum. Its a warm 20 degrees C with some sea mist and high humidity. The fishing lines weren’t out for long as a mysterious sea creature (some crew members claimed to have […]

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