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July 3, 2016
TNS463 03/07/16 – It’s day two at sea and we’re having a ball. We set sail yesterday after lunch and have been sailing since, no need for any engines. Our average speed is about 7 knots. Some whales were sighted off port bow yesterday afternoon, we could see them blowing water into the sky and […]

July 3, 2016
LN898 03/07/2016 -It should have been a sunny and quiet run ashore to St Vaast la Hougue for some food and shopping…… RIB journey over= wet and cold Shopping= no one remembered it was Sunday! Food= good Return journey = uneventful, except….. Tide out, lock closed, RIB manhandled to find some water, hidden rocks= RIB […]

July 2, 2016
LN898 – 02/07/2016 Today we faced our fears and bravely climber the mast. It was a challenging but thrilling experience. We then had a briefing from the Captain on setting the sails; which sounded a very difficult task, with eight sails all together, we had to set in a precise positon for the wind to […]

July 2, 2016
TNS463 02/07/2016 – After three days alongside in Lautoka, Fiji TNS463 is finally underway. The weather is perfect – 28 degrees with the wind from the SE. As the blog is a few days behind, we can’t tell you everything so here is a bit from each of us about our favourite parts from the […]

July 1, 2016
LN898 – 01/07/2016 Nellie has set off again; heading for Antwerp this time to start the Tall Ships races. In record time the new Voyage Crew arrived, took on stores, completed the basic safety training and briefings, evacuation drills and with the help of a tug- left Southampton. We raced and lost to a kite […]

June 24, 2016
LN897 24/06/2016 What a strange day! Yesterday we held a mini referendum on the ship and the result was decisively to remain, but the people of Britain clearly had a different idea. This morning our wake up caller announced the result and breakfast was quiet and reflective. We sailed up the Liffey and into Dublin […]

June 23, 2016
LN897 23/06/2016 We began the voyage on 21 June at the Custom Quay Greenock, a short train journey from Glasgow. The voyage crew were all aboard before 2pm. After some safety training we cast off at 5pm and were soon steaming down the river Clyde headed for Brodick Bay on the Isle of Arran. It […]

June 23, 2016
LN897 23/06/2016 – Under motor. Entered Strangford Loch via the narrows at slack tide. Anchored at 11 am. Spotted a few seals. Those that wanted to went aloft and enjoyed excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Lunch on deck in sunshine before weighing anchor at approx. 1.30 pm and heading back out to sea. Local […]

June 17, 2016
TNS461 17/06/2016  After a night at sea we arrived just off Taveuni Island ready to assess the pier and decide whether it was suitable to come alongside. Some masterful work by captain Simon, the permanent crew and amazing work at the stern by the Aft Port team saw us able to come alongside a very […]

June 15, 2016
TNS461 15/06/2016 Forward Port Reporting- Ahoy lubbers! After sailing overnight we arrived at anchor at the beautiful island of Vanua Balabu south east of the main island. The crew took the tenders to land to be greeted by islanders where they were given a welcoming ceremony (Savu Savu) in the community hall which included the traditional […]

June 12, 2016
TN461 – 12/06/2016 We awoke this morning to an almost flat sea. The wind had dropped and we had spent the night traveling under motor power. We had left Mutuku Island behind. Several new islands were scattered around our horizon as we sailed on. While on the 8 – 12 midnight watch the clouds finally […]

June 11, 2016
TN461 – 11/06/2016 After 24 hours sailing out of Suva, we hit our first destination “Matuku”. It was by no means a smooth sail- many of us were left feeling a little under the weather! Our ship was of much curiosity to the locals- many sailed alongside us (once we were anchored) to check us out! […]

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