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April 7, 2015
Yesterday we saw some Atlantic Spotted Dolphins! And early this morning we had a few Common Dolphin come through in small groups, and also some, either Atlantic Spotted, or Atlantic Striped Dolphin. Then at 10.30 to our great excitement three Sperm Whales passed very close to the ship!! They crossed the bow about six feet […]

April 7, 2015
Only five of the voyage crew remain alive, each with a contract to kill – ‘Murder’ is afoot. Don’t panic, it’s just a game, a little entertainment to while away the hours as we approach Europe and the UK! We have spent the past few days motoring as the winds have not been blessing us […]

April 6, 2015
Marianne, Cat and Lauren went up to release lower topsail gaskets on the main mast straight after breakfast followed by another gang releasing lower topsail gaskets on the fore mast. Before casting our lines we set the outer jib, and the engine was rapidly turned off as we left port and set sails. There was […]

April 5, 2015
Happy Easter the day started with boiled eggs to celebrate Easter Sunday! Happy Hour this morning was cleaning the ship from top to bottom, but then it was delicious chocolate cherry fridge cake and a cup of something on deck in the sunshine. Today we have explored Sao Miguel in various groups. Some went to […]

April 4, 2015
That was an exciting first time up the rigging and out on the yards. It all started so well but a sudden squall rushing in from the SW meant we all got rather cold and wet very quickly! Still if we can do it in that then surely we can do it again… With the […]

April 3, 2015
Hello from Lord Nelson, Today is day 22 of our voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. We are just 9 short days away from Southampton. Morning routine went as usual. Wake up, eat breakfast, muster on station. The word was passed that wind would be working against us so we’ve pulled in the sails and started […]

April 3, 2015
Beautiful Sao Miguel in the Azores! We board the ship between 4pm and 6pm excited about sailing, and looking forwards to exploring the Azores and sighting whales and dolphins. Bunks are allocated, passports handed over, introductions made, then a communal meal and time to relax on board or wander ashore.  A large procession followed the […]

April 1, 2015
Day 22 in the Big Brother House….first up Aft Port has a new member: Pirate Gary, as sadly 2 members of the watch had to jump ship in the Azores. Watch leader Mike is getting paranoid he might lose another so we’re now taking bets on who it might be… Yesterday was an eventful day […]

March 30, 2015
Day 20: After two and a half days exploring the island of Faial (especially the interior of the infamous Café Peter Sport), and getting used to standing on solid ground, we’re back on board Lord Nelson and heading out to sea. Our planned departure at noon was scuppered by the late arrival of our provisions, […]

March 24, 2015
Aft Port reporting Day 13, unlucky for some…especially in the egg drop challenge.  Captain Chris challenged the 4 watches to construct a projectile containing a raw egg to be launched from the main mast.  Winner takes all; marked on the best presentation, projectile distance and if the egg emerges unscathed. Presentations were amusing and varied […]

March 22, 2015
It’s Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining brightly in the sky, the clouds are high cirrus nimbus, we are on a starboard tac, the wind is on our beam and we have the lower spanker out!  This is fabulous sailing, we are all delighted that the sea swell has reduced and we are able to […]

March 22, 2015
Day six dawned warm and sunny. T shirts and shorts for the braver amongst us. We’ve had near perfect downwind sailing since Valencia with strong North Easterly’s pushing us along at well over 6 knots. But for the last couple of the days the wind has been more fickle. This morning we put lots of […]

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