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December 4, 2018
Day 3     3rd Dec 2018 Having joined a little travel weary the crew of Nellie soon settled into a seemless routine getting to know the in and outs of ship life, young and old again once mix and swap stories. For some of the crew coming from Canada just getting to learn the accents is comical […]

September 29, 2018
Battle of the Barques 2018 29th September – 5th October The battle is on The 2 ships were alongside QE Terminal in Southampton. Before the voyage crew arrived, in the morning various members of Tenacious crew came for a wander around lord Nelson scouting out objects to hide or kidnap. The battle was on. The voyage crew […]

September 24, 2018
LN959D BB04 Poole – Southampton So the trip on Lord Nelson is finally here, after what seems like months of fundraising in fattening people up in the office at work. It would all be over in just a few days. We started off after I just made it to the ship. We scurried up the […]

September 20, 2018
Voyage LN959C BB03 Cardiff – Poole 20th-24th September 2018 This was the voyage of the rapidly constantly changing plans. I am sure we got onto the third time of using the alphabet in plans. The voyage crew joined in Cardiff, we were in front of a Tall building and in a lock so protected from the […]

September 15, 2018
18th September The Dolphin Watch We started our evening watch yesterday at 20.00. The visibility was low but reasonable and the air was cold and wet. Marion said the Scots word is driech! (NB as we were off the Cornish coast the correct word is mizzle). The sky cleared up and we had an amazing […]

September 12, 2018
09.00 We weighed anchor at 09.00 and made progress down channel towards the Goodwin sands.and into the Dover straits. 15.30 sailing past the white cliffs of Dover whilst polishing brass on the bridge. Forward Starboard watch Marion, Ian, Sue, Ami, Andrea, Charlie, Phil

September 11, 2018
We anchored off Margate yesterday afternoon. 18.00 Beef Stew – mmm 19.00 Mad dash at the shop for the last of the old logo stock 20.00 Anchor watch begins off Margate. A quiet night- much to learn in the chart room. A most interesting place to be. With second mate David spending lots of time […]

September 10, 2018
The crew joined the ship in West India Dock, this managed to be the same time that the stores arrived, the stores were supposed to arrive a few days earlier. We had the start of the voyage safety briefs, this was followed by lunch. Training continued after lunch, we left the berth to get the […]

September 4, 2018
A lone fisherman appeared, saying he couldn’t pull up his ‘fish nets’. Emergency assistance was offered from the permanent crew. On pulling up the fish nets, they found it was full of crabs. He was given a peace offering from the Bar stock to ease his discomfort. The fisherman went off smiling. Once on our […]

September 3, 2018
After morning briefing, those who wanted to climb had the opportunity to do so, going up the mast and out on the yards under the glorious sunshine (life is a struggle!). We then weighed anchor and headed eastwards towards Chapman’s Pool on the Jurrasic Coast under engine and fore and aft sails. Unbeknown to us […]

September 2, 2018
We left the berth at 08:45, and once we found some wind, we were able to set both square and fore and aft sails. The wind eventually expired, so we motored to our destination of Lyme Regis, where we anchored off the Cobb, made famous in the film ‘The French Lieutanant’s Woman’. Numerous local boats […]

September 1, 2018
Tenacious was moored mid stream, so we took a water taxi before moving alongside port to make way for the spectacular Dartmouth Regatta fireworks. We saw a fantastic display by the ‘Water Jet Man’, providing entertainment for the crowds on shore.

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