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November 23, 2013
It is Day 6, the sun is shining brightly from a clear blue sky yet again, but this afternoon the breeze is only a gentle zephyr so the iron spinnaker is working to get us around Cape Reinga. Whales were seen spouting last evening, a couple of dolphins went going past, a shark caused alarm […]

November 22, 2013
Day 5 The last 24 hours have involved a 100% effort for sailing; however, due to the lack of wind we have had to resort to motor sailing on and off. We are currently doing 5.1 knots with following winds and no motors, with the views of Mt Camel on starboard side. The sea is […]

November 21, 2013
Day 4 This is forward port reporting from the sunny bridge as we watch over the calm ocean with the west coast of New Zealand in the distance off starboard side. 8 till midnight watch last night was truly spectacular. The snow covered peak of Mount Taranaki appeared just as we came onto watch. This […]

November 20, 2013
Day 3 Our first watch turned out to be the 8-12 at night and we were rewarded with a spectacular moon rise, clear skies, a favourable wind and lots of sails set. For some, the motion of the ship has not been too pleasant but others have enjoyed the good sunbathing weather today. Our light […]

November 19, 2013
STW24 Nelson to Auckland Day 2 19th Nov Sunny Nelson welcomed the Lord Nelson with a civic welcome, a Maori welcome and lovely weather. The new crew arrived on board and settled in but unfortunately we were kept waiting for some mysterious part that the engineers felt were vital to the Nellie’s ability to move. […]

November 16, 2013
Lord Nelson Ships Log STW23 Day 7 – Day 8 The smell of burning drippings and charcoal, along with the cloying sweetness of tropical punch, is drifting across to Tonga Island this evening on the Tasman Bay. The Lord Nelson, in celebration of a voyage nearly reaching its leisurely conclusion, is celebrating, with a sundown […]

November 13, 2013
Day 4 Day four began with assisted climbs, our three wheelies did an outstanding job getting up to the first platform and were ecstatic, some taking a while to be convinced to come down. Our morning finished with some final real coffees, more visits to the Edwin Fox, and Mate Jon getting in some Christmas […]

November 13, 2013
Day 6 Afternoon Watch Well, just to top off a beautiful day, the dolphins have come out to play! We sailed through the night under a bright moon, watching the outline of Marlborough Sound off Port side, musing over the southern constellations and how Orion is upside down! The wind was strong, and the churning […]

November 10, 2013
Day 3 On day three of our voyage we arrived into peaceful Picton, greeted by a flotilla consisting of two Coastguard boats and a small ferry. Prior to arriving we played the last post and then held a two minute silence for remembrance Sunday. We had a small crowd watching as we moored alongside, thankfully […]

November 9, 2013
STW23 Blog Wellington to Nelson Day 1 and 2: For most of the voyage crew it’s all board Nellie and we meet our Watches in Wellington, New Zealand. A slight problem with some fog at the airports, and three voyage crew were kept patiently waiting to arrive into Wellington. Once all were aboard the usual […]

November 4, 2013
Day 9 Today we head to Wellington. The weather is kind to us today for our crossing back to the North Island. The further we have got into the strait the winder it has gotten quite strong at 30 gusting 40 at times with 2 and a half meter wind waves. We are due at […]

November 3, 2013
Day 8 Hi there from Aft Starboard watch – we have spent the most magical day as we were privileged to be on watch this morning as we entered the Cook Strait, then into the Tory Channel & Marlborough Sound and are now anchored by the spot where there is a monument to Cook, who […]

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