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December 27, 2013
Day 5 – Christmas Eve. For those who weren’t on the morning Watch we awoke to the amazing northern coast of Mallorca heading for the port of Soller, the coast line was like a scene out of Jurassic Park with the cloud topped mountains. The Captain jested over the PA system that if we looked […]

December 27, 2013
Ship’s blog, stardate 2013:12:27 We’ve had a thoroughly varied 24 hours – starting with flat seas inside Hawke Bay, drizzle and cloud down to the ground. There were small vessels and lobster floats looming out of the grey all around us which were invisible on radar due to the scattered echo of the rain, and […]

December 26, 2013
Day 12 Boxing Day Christmas was a celebrated a little differently by many of the crew standing in shirt sleeves sipping a glass of wine. Christmas meal as expected on Lord Nelson was fantastic. After the meal the crew retired to the bar for festive games and fun. Many of the games came from secret […]

December 25, 2013
Day 11 Christmas Day 2013 Christmas greetings from Napier and from the crew of Lord Nelson. The last 24 hours have been full of fun with a huge range of activities taking place all over the ship. First of all she has been decorated with all things festive, you can hardly move for tinsel and […]

December 23, 2013
Tenacious 391 20th – 23rd December 2013 We arrived in Barcelona ready for our exciting Christmas voyage on the 20th of December. All of the voyage crew seemed full of energy, and we were all raring to go and enthusiastic to meet everyone else. We spent the first day in harbour, learning the ropes (literally!) […]

December 23, 2013
Day 9 The last watch ended with one of our young Leader ship@sea members, Meg, acting as watch leader. As the sun set and a beautiful orange moon rose she took on her new duties with a smile! It was a pleasant night watch, with wind force reaching a force 5, and the ship beginning […]

December 22, 2013
  Day 8  Roll on you Roaring Forties! 22/12/13 @1400hrs. It’s been an eventful 20 hours for our watch. Currently we’re at 39 degrees 5.6’ S, 178degrees 13.7.E. Ready to enter the big blows of the Roaring Forties. We are making slow progress towards Napier with an arrival date for tomorrow morning for bunkering and […]

December 21, 2013
  Day 7 Saturday 21st December – longest day of the year Over 24 hours at sea now, most of us are developing our sea legs. Watches are setting into their sea routines. We motored overnight with staysails which helped our balance in the swell, in order to make good progress toward Napier about 400nm […]

December 20, 2013
  Day 6  We’re underway after a slight delay for a repair to a stay. During gangway duty there was another birthday – Sweeney, voyage crew, who was a linesman and had her sweetie birthday cake sent ashore in a bucket! Sweeney’s birthday cake – ashore! We cast off from Auckland Harbour about 1030 this […]

December 18, 2013
  Auckland, New Zealand to Ushuaia, Argentina 15th December 2013 to 12th February 2014 Captain: Chris Phillips 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Lesley Sale Chief Engineer: Alan Grant 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Bosun’s Mates: (yes there are 4 for this long exciting passage!) Godfrey […]

December 12, 2013
This morning we are on the morning watch from 4am to 8am, and its busy and pretty chilly up here on the bridge. We have had to alter course to port and slow down to avoid a tanker, and are generally keeping busy on lookout. 1030 am. We are arrived at Valencia port, with all […]

December 11, 2013
On watch, its 3am, and clear. Josh is on the helm, under motor as we have not enough wind to sail. Earlier, as we took over the watch, with more hands on deck, we were able to brace the main and fore mast. Not much shipping activity to report tonight.

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