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May 20, 2017
Day 18 What a day! After being banished from New Zealand we made our way to our permitted area in the Tasman Bay outside the territorial waters to wait out the storm that we had been avoiding most of the voyage. On the way Gabe did a bit of fishing and caught three barracuda and […]

May 17, 2017
LN924 Cardiff – Bristol Log – 14th – 17th May 2017 AP Watch by Alison Cant It’s been a fascinating trip, not least from the amount of nautical and sailing information, and training shared by the permanent crew, but the amazing people who have been a part of this voyage. Day one consisted of a […]

May 10, 2017
Life at sea on board the STS Lord Nelson, From the viewpoint of the Aft Port Watch We joined the ship on Tuesday 9th May in Liverpool at 10am and met our watchleader Maria O’Sullivan. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and the Mersey was very calm. We were introduced to the captain […]

May 5, 2017
DAY 1:  A motley and fresh faced group of land lubbers arrived to our majestic sea taxi around midday. Much excitement and many nerves were felt as we gazed upon the lovely Tenacious, our home for better or worse during the next 21 days of voyaging. Hands are shaken and names are given, which most […]

May 1, 2017
Voyage: BB05 Isle of Man to Liverpool. Today was our first morning waking up on board Lord Nelson to the 7.30am ‘bing bong’ which wakes everyone up as we can’t set alarm clocks. We all headed for the mess to have breakfast which was cereal, toast and a cooked breakfast. Everyone enjoyed that and being […]

April 28, 2017
As Lord Nelson approached Isle of Man on voyage LN920, after battling through some tough weather and defying the odds to reach their destination on time, Annette and Genevieve took some time on board to reflect on their voyage – in the form of these brilliant poems! We navi-circum-gated, While the winds blew unabated. We’ll […]

April 27, 2017
The First Tern of the Year The sad news from this morning is that we have bid farewell to the part of our crew leaving us at Falmouth, and (in happier news) picked up a few hitch-hikers from the Cornwall coast. We were of course very sad to see them go, but we’re glad to […]

April 19, 2017
Sunderland to Newcastle voyage, 12-15th April 2017 – by Ellie Lyall Being only one of two Sunderland Sail Training Ambassadors offered a place on the Lord Nelson this week, I was left guessing who else would be joining Kieran and me on this voyage. I had images playing through my mind of hardened Navy veterans, […]

April 10, 2017
Great Yarmouth to Sunderland on the Lord Nelson, by Rob Kinsman So it started out as something that sounds like the pitch for a sitcom. Some sailors, some bankers and a group of people with disabilities take a ship into the North Sea. Hilarity / adventure / a civil war ensue. My first sight of […]

April 5, 2017
Delivery Voyage Southampton to London 31 March to 2 April 2017 Following a week’s much needed maintenance on Nellie, it was essential to get her round to London for the first of an exciting series of Barclay’s voyages.  Given how difficult it is to schedule Watch Leader Training, someone had the bright idea to combine […]

March 29, 2017
Welcome to the log of TNS484 afternoon watch – aft stbd on watch. We left Jervis Bay at 1500 into a wobbly sea and heavy rain. Our watch commenced at 2000 hrs after a delicious meal of Shepherds Pie. Our first task was to tack the ship and brace the yards to assist the ships […]

March 21, 2017
Right ladies and gents, buckle up, hold on to your hats and take a seat because this is the first piece of ‘extended’ writing I’ve done since school, here we bloody go. I am writing this on the 21st, almost a week after I was asked to by Susie. As my former school teachers would […]

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