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May 2, 2014
Day 14 of a very interesting and enjoyable voyage up the coast line of Brazil. Today’s date is the second of May and the blog is being brought to you by aft port and a ‘very contempt cadet’. Currently all of the voyage crew are sitting patiently waiting to be fed by our very own […]

April 30, 2014
Yesterday ashore in Sao Francisco; thanks to the Mayor providing transport and tour guides we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. In the morning most of us had a stroll around the town; the main attractions being the cathedral, the town’s maritime museum and, as always, the closest bar, however expensive it may have been. After this […]

April 29, 2014
Day 11 After having favourable winds, we managed to sail almost the full journey from Punta del Este to our current anchorage here in Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil. Yesterday at approx. 15.00 local time we dropped our anchor surrounded by tropical rain forest and colourful sea side towns with the occasional dolphin jumping in […]

April 29, 2014
TNS 401 The voyage came to an end on Sunday 27th April. But not before another anchorage. The voyage crew enjoyed the chance to go ashore in Sark; they were pre-warned to beware of the Sark Shark. Whilst at anchor some crabs were brought off a passing fishing boat. We weighed anchor in the evening […]

April 28, 2014
Ahoy there bloggers, just a quick update to say we have now anchored outside of Sao Francisco do Sol. It took roughly 2 hours to get from the sea, up the river to our anchorage. Along the way we passed many vessels on which the crew members looked very interested in our ship. We will […]

April 27, 2014
Bom dia amigos! A local greeting from off the coast of Brazil! This is the fourth consecutive day of sailing and we currently have seven squares and three ‘handkerchiefs’ set. Today, being Sunday, we started the day with a very nice service on the foredeck led by our Scottish 1st Engineer, Alan and with accompaniment […]

April 26, 2014
Day 8 Forward port watch Buenos tardes from Forward Port. We’ve been at sea for five days now so well into the routine of watches, happy hour and of course smoko (tea and cake). We’re about 200 (nautical) miles away from Sau Francisco and sailing nicely. The main course was set earlier this morning which […]

April 25, 2014
Day 7 Today was Claire’s birthday so Dave, the cook, made her a cake with Dulce de leche (almost latin: siesta and dulce de leche) The wind has been very shifty since yesterday that’s why we had to change the sails during the night however we have had speeds up to 7 knots which mean […]

April 25, 2014
Left St Malo after 2 nights in the inner harbour. This is a lovely walled city with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a scenic walk around the top of the walls. The ship was taken out by the pilot, with Ben on the helm, through the lock then through the eastern channel with a commentary […]

April 24, 2014
A SOUTH ATLANTIC ODYSSEY. A very warm welcome from the Aft Port watch on Day 6 of our South Atlantic voyage from Punta del Este to Rio de Janeiro. This is our second full day at sea and any initial sickness is well behind us and we are starting to pull together(pun intended) well as a ship’s company. […]

April 23, 2014
23/04/14 Buenas tardes a todos! We’re motoring along in bright sunshine, under clear blue skies (34S 51W) having left Punta del Este at 1330 yesterday (Tuesday, 22 April) with a multi-national crew, including a number of Argentinians and Uruguayans. Last night’s watches were rather cold but the stars were spectacular with a wonderful view of the Milky Way and […]

April 21, 2014
Day 3 We joined two days ago, and it was very exciting to come aboard this magnificent ship. We were assigned our bunks by Ronan and we waited until everyone arrived. Yesterday we had the security speech, climbing training and an emergency drill. The groceries also arrived so we all formed a chain and hand-balled everything on-board. We had […]

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