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June 10, 2014
10/06/14 Having arrived on foreign shores, Capt Chris and our interpreter Antonio appeased the locals with offerings passports and other shiney objects. After befriending them an expedition was arranged with 11 brave souls lead by Patrick and employing a local guide ventured to explore the beach at Gunga in a search for local firewater and […]

June 7, 2014
Day 12 Just completed 1,000 miles of sailing from Rio at 11.43 am. Yet again glorious day with Azure blue sea. Yesterday Ben and Antonio climbed to the very top of the mast while sailing at 6 knots and most others were taking a sun siesta on the deck below. After our evening watch from […]

June 5, 2014
Day 10 Once upon a time in a land far far away, on a sea of French Blue the good ship Nelly plied her way under full sail en route to Maceio. Under the afternoon tropical sun the team of 5 Brazilian Sea Scouts were challenged with moving a bucket of water up the main […]

June 4, 2014
Day 9 on STS Lord Nelson, South AtlanticBreakfast on deck before another opportunity to get into the boats and visitanother island in the Abrolhos Archepeligo. Another chance to swim and snorkel in the beautiful clear and warm waters. Many marine creatures were spotted, particularly by Edison once freed from his wheelchair. Others from the crew went on tours […]

June 3, 2014
Part  1: Monday 2nd June at the Abrolhos Islands Wow! What a day, we arrived at the Brazilian National Marine Park consisting of five Abrolhos Islands late on Sunday afternoon, having completed four days sailing in the sun. After an alfresco breakfast and a bit of house keeping, the outdoor pool was declared open.  Most folk […]

June 2, 2014
1/2: JUNE 2014. Tenacious, sailed from Southampton,on a Sunday afternoon,to anchor off the IOW, for the night. It gave the Crew a good time to know each other before the week began. Today we have seen, whilst at sea the Last Royal Navy Carrier, and a present Daring Class Destroyer, working together with a FAA, […]

June 1, 2014
Saturday to Sunday – 31st May to 1st June 2014 Sailing under topgallants, topsails, and main course before the wind on clear blue-green Brazilian seas, with winds ease and on the beam about 4 knots course -025 true. We have been sailing in a slowly dying wind, and this morning we handed all sails and […]

May 31, 2014
STW8C – Saturday 31st May 2014 – Day 6 A day of Brazilian sunshine and smooth seas after a night of starry sky’s, shooting stars and the milky way. Who could ask for more ? Whales have been sighted this morning, they remained by our side for about 30 minutes investigating the ship. The general […]

May 30, 2014
Last full day of TNS403! We set sail off the anchor and steamed into The Solent passing the Needles off the Isle of Wight, usual fine fare served up for breakfast and lunch from Micah and the galley crew. Lots of sail stowing and going aloft by the more active of the VC and the […]

May 29, 2014
24th-26th May – Maintenance Days – lots of good fun and hard work, had to work around the rain and drizzle at times but that never stopped the BM’s getting lots done aloft. The ship is once again ready for her next adventure. We have all had a good explore of Rio, seen all the […]

May 27, 2014
0931 – Tuesday. We left Dartmouth bound for Warbarrow Bay! Virtually the whole day spent under sail. Evening revelries in Dartmouth beginning to show with one or two members of the VC!!! Anchored for the night and spent an amiable evening comparing our childhood encounters with ‘the Cyrils’ of this world and our lucky escapes. […]

May 26, 2014
TNS403 blog Watch AS. Today is the morning after the night before. A run ashore in Dartmouth was greeted by the resident population with a grand chorus of traditional sea shanties led by Martin accompanied by the TNS403 Choir. As a qualified Welshman I must say the rendition and choral accompaniment was quite superb. Definitely […]

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