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January 21, 2018
As steady progress towards the Cape Verdes continued, furtive groups from each watch could be found in odd corners of the ship as watches prepared for the great egg drop. The challenge was to propel an egg from the main mast platform, towards the stern to land unbroken as far astern as possible. Marks would […]

January 20, 2018
After a lumpy night, I rose at 05.30 hoping to catch a spectacular sunrise. It was a pretty, peachy sky today but clouds low on the horizon obscured the sun until it was quite a way up in the sky. No ships have been sighted for 3 days now. Breakfast was a boiled egg, bacon […]

January 19, 2018
Our night watches on this trip have been amazing. Everyone agreeing that for viewing stars and constellations these have been the best most of us have ever experienced with many of us learning to tell our Perseus from our Andromeda. But the main event was the luminous displays put on by three dolphins as they […]

January 14, 2018
Those of you who are expecting by now to be eagerly watching our progress across the Southern Ocean towards Cape Horn may be mildly surprised to see that we remain firmly tied up alongside in Auckland. We spent a very busy week or so following the New Year holiday tying up some outstanding jobs above and below decks […]

January 11, 2018
The watch last night had a challenging time on the bridge from 2000 to 2400, having to hold the helm at Port 10 to maintain the heading. The inner jib was hoisted before the flying jib was lowered as the wind increased in strength. It wasn’t the most comfortable night for sleeping, with quite a […]

January 9, 2018
Watching the captain squeeze the ship into Marina Rubicon on the edge of Playa Blanca resort was nerve-wrecking and exciting. The helmsman had to stay calm and react very, very quickly and precisely to the captains bellowed instructions as there really were only a couple of meters of clearance either side of the ship. Everything […]

January 8, 2018
We arrived to the ship in the afternoon on Saturday 6th . We were introduced to our watch leaders and shown our bunks. The bunks are really cozy and it’s great to be able to look out to the sea from your bunk (window porthole) before falling asleep. We got safety belts, wellington boots and […]

January 5, 2018
Lord Nelson voyage LN937- forward port   Megan, Robyn, Tash, Abi, Leo, Ruby, Jo, Roger and Scott We began the voyage in Gran Canaria on 29th December 2017 and we are sailing through the New Year, to Tenerife and La Palma, ending the voyage on 5th January 2018. Day 1: We arrived at Port Santa […]

December 30, 2017
What is a Christmas like on board Lord Nelson sailing in the Canaries? The only way to really know is too sign up for the next Christmas sail with us of course. The voyage crew couldn’t put it into words and post a blog for Christmas – too busy enjoying the holidays here on board with some […]

December 15, 2017
The patchy grey skies to which we awoke this morning have by now cleared to a pastel blue punctuated by fat white puffs of cloud. The more extreme weather has been skirting us for the last few days, the occasional storm enveloping us only briefly on its journey further onward (a rewarding experience in itself when standing watch amidst […]

December 13, 2017
Dear Reader, our time on the Tenacious Tall Ship has been mind boggling and fantastic. Words cannot really describe our experience but I shall try my best. We are just over half way through our journey and have experienced all types of weather. From clear blue skies which have allowed some to experience their inner adventurous side and climb […]

December 12, 2017
Tuesday 12th December 2017 Yesterday afternoon we had lots of activity. We hung the Main Course to air it out then later, with many hands out on the arms, it was harbour stowed. Also a replacement Main t’gallant was hoisted up from the deck and furled into its yard. After dinner Captain Simon hosted a quiz night which […]

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