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August 30, 2014
Talls ship race Falmouth – Greenwich DAY 1 Falmouth was heaving with people – sailors from almost 50 Tall Ships, spectators and tradespeople, along with many local volunteers, who were part of the excellent organising team. #Day 1 on board was hectic, with the last crew departing immediately before us, the crew for the Tall […]

August 29, 2014
Falmouth The day started quietly as the crew on the various vessels started to stir ready for another day. Quite a few of the voyage crew left the ship at 08.45 ready to make their way to Gyllynvase beach, in order to participate in various inter ships sports events including 5 a side and beach […]

August 28, 2014
Tales from the middle of the pond. Those aboard Lord Nelson are not at all bored! Ha ha. and it’s Nellie to those who sail her. Now nine days from land and daily life of the ship at sea has definitely set in. The 0730 wake up calls have become increasingly adventurous from initial crude […]

August 27, 2014
It’s blowing at a force 5 at the moment and we are doing a consistent 7 knots under sail. We are also entirely lacking in waterproofs!! It is actually sunny at the moment as we cross the Atlantic. NOT something I ever expected when signing up for this trip. Must be mentioned that it’s not […]

August 26, 2014
Aft Port Watch We were piped out of Southampton by a bagpipe band at 5.30 and motored down Southampton water leaving the busy Maritime festival, we then anchored overnight in the Western Solent. Sunday morning was gloriously sunny and climbing training took place as we left through the needles channel. We then set sail and […]

August 26, 2014
Fine weather yesterday turned to rain overnight. The Watch getting very soggy this afternoon, but at least we have the consolation that our washing is at this very moment being transformed to its original clean, sweet smelling, state. The shop opened to a rush of sales yesterday as the realisation took hold that it would […]

August 25, 2014
It was noted at 1400 that the only three men on the watch were either wearing flamenco-dress pinnies or being mesmorized by Snoopy pants and frilly knickers tumbling around in the washing machine! Wash day was a very exciting event – we now have a sweet-smelling Forward Port watch! The sails were furled in the […]

August 24, 2014
To all of our eager followers: Greetings! Some of you, if you have been watching the tracker carefully, may have noticed that our course over the past few days has been an easterly one, perhaps surprising for those who might have been expecting us to turn NE towards Iceland. Well, I haven’t lost it quite […]

August 24, 2014
Ships blog, day 11 (since joining) Quiz night last night was a raucous affair. With questions on Nelson, Nature, Pot luck, & a surprise round on Iceland or the Azores, dependent on the colour of card drawn. Some dubious answers were flung about, especially from Lou, who’s answer to “what family does the dove belong […]

August 23, 2014
Sitting in the summer sun watching the sea roll by. Motorsailing all along and trying to make words to a song. Honestly there’s not a good deal to report today as there hasn’t been much to see, at sea.Though yesterday we were privileged enough to see a total of two ships one at 8pm and […]

August 22, 2014
Oh! What a beautiful afternoon (well, it was but now it is spitting). Motoring East having just set fore and aft sails helping to stabilize us. Earlier today, just after smoko, we handed all sails and switched to engines. Unfortunately the wind was not being favourable. Sightings of whales have decreased but today we were […]

August 21, 2014
The day started early with Jess’s trans-Atlantic phonecall, hearing of her GCSE results – a sail-bag full of A’s and A*’s, with one B lurking in the shadows. Early on the midnight-0400 watch the sails were taken in apart from the main stay-sail, and the motor was switched on. We passed several gas rigs throughout […]

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