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August 5, 2015
05/08/15 LN875 We left Aalborg at 2pm where we slowly progressed down the Fjord in the Parade of sail. As we slowly motored along, we were attacked by The Black Diamond with a bombardment of water balloons! The Lord Nelson however was prepared with water pistols and catapults to ignite our revenge. After forcing the […]

August 5, 2015
TNS446 05/08/15 Left Saint Malo through the tidal lock, which was filled to capacity with a small flotilla of craft, ranging from motor vessels to a tiny dinghy. It is rumoured that Capt. Barbara has never seen the lock so full. And First Mate Ali had to manage her disappointment at not being able to […]

August 5, 2015
05/08/15 LN875 Well here we are! The new crew have arrived, settled in and have soaked up the atmosphere and welcome of Aalborg. After briefings and initial training and our first delicious meal, shore leave was enjoyed, sampling what was on offer on the street stalls, (brilliant frozen yoghurt!), 3 different Stages hosting brilliant bands and seeing some […]

August 4, 2015
04/08/15 LN874  We are way behind with our blog! However, we have a good excuse, because no sooner than Nellie arrived in Aalborg we had to do the usual preparations of the ship to be on display. The big event for which we were stressing out was the crew parade through the streets of Aalborg […]

August 4, 2015
TNS446 04/08/15 We have caused quite a stir in St Malo as many have come to see our tall ship and take photos, and stand to watch the assisted climbs this morning, with wheelchairs hoisted aloft, and ropes on harnesses for those climbing, and returning to deck to a round of applause, or watch Captain […]

August 3, 2015
03/08/15 TNS446 Today is the third day of our trip to St. Malo in Brittany, France. I had to be up for the 4am shift, I awoke early quite excited as I knew I would be steering the ship. It was an awesome task as I got to see the sun come up, and the beginning […]

August 2, 2015
31/07/15 – 02/08/15 TNS446 Friday 31st July 2015 We were anchored in West Lepe last night in the Western Solent and had a great evening of games and chat and a meal on deck. A beautiful trip back to Southampton through the Needles this morning with the gangway lowered just in time for all trains […]

August 1, 2015
01/08/15 LN874 Two mornings ago, the FP watch was called early to help the previous watch take in some sails and tighten the ropes due to strengthening winds and sea. It was a busy watch as there were many ships around and some were crossing past Nelly. Even with three sails set, we were still […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 LN874 Day 4 We are currently in a centre of low pressure with pretty much no wind. Last night was nice and quiet, with beautiful stars and a full moon; however there was not much wind. In fact, at one point around 11pm, we were becalmed and started to drift backwards! Not ideal when […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 TNS 445 Last night we played cards at the bar and then watched the fireworks at Swanage Bay just after sunset. This morning after breakfast we completed assisted climbs before setting many sails and raising the anchor. After a voyage crew picture and individual watch pictures we are now heading towards the Needles passing […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 TNS445 Has been a breezy sail to say the least! Gale force winds in the channel so we stayed in home waters seeking shelter from the Isle of Wight. Have had a good sail south today around the island & now motoring towards Swanage Bay to anchor overnight. Heavy seas but a happy crew. We’ll just pretend […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 LN875 Events following the crossing of start line: The hours after the ships crossed the starting line, and the race began, it became clear that there are many roads to Rome, and just as many opinions on which one is the fastest. Some ships turned southwest for the next checkpoint straight away after the […]

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