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May 31, 2016
LN896 31/5/2016 Tuesday finds sailing west in blues skies and strong winds from the north. We have a stow-away called pigeon, but at least he knows where he’s going. The adventure continues for the voyage crew with the first land fall still slightly in the balance but hoping for a quiet anchorage off Penzance tonight […]

May 30, 2016
LN896 30/05/2016 Day three FS watch here have just completed a sunny and uneventful watch. The wind was 15 knots but has dropped away to a very gentle force 2 to 3. A racing pigeon keeps attempting to land for a rest. Our helming has much improved from yesterday. After this relaxing watch we are bracing […]

May 29, 2016
TNS460 29/05/2016 Greetings once again family, friends and loyal blog followers from Forward Starboard. Today we are saying goodbye to Samoa after having departed yesterday afternoon from Apia. We arrived late Friday evening and typical of Polynesia everything closed by lunch time on Saturday, but this did not deter the voyage crew who managed to […]

May 29, 2016
LN896 29/05/2016 Hello from Aft Starboard. We left our berth next to Tower Bridge last night, what a great place to join the ship with great views of London. Heading down the Thames many keen adventures went aloft with everyone going out on the Yards, it was cold but we saw the Thames from a […]

May 28, 2016
LN896 28/5/2016 We arrived at the Lord Nelson docked at St. Katherine’s at Tower Bridge and then once boarded we had a safety briefing and a chance to meet everyone. After we were given our watch times we tried on our harnesses and adjusted them for later fun on the ropes. Then we began our […]

May 26, 2016
TNS460 26/05/2016 Greetings once again to our family, friends and loyal blog followers from Fwd Stbd. Now the sun is shining again after a small downpour we will jot down a few highlights of the past 24 hours. After a morning of simulated blindness, in which Islay helmed with the assistance of the speaking compass, […]

May 25, 2016
TNS460 25/05/2016 We welcome Rowena to our watch as a valued member. Yesterday afternoon Steve de Roeck gave us a very interesting talk about his travels including a slide show of the wildlife in places as diverse as Antarctica and Central Africa.  This included some superb photography of various animals from huge elephants and water […]

May 23, 2016
TNS460 23/05/2016 Here we are having a huge variety of experiences in the extraordinary island of Tonga, off to take samples from a new island before heading North through the Tongan islands. So Friday night the majority of the voyage crew and Ali (cook) and Tracey (cooks ass) all headed off to Oholei Beach and […]

May 22, 2016
Delivery voyage to London 22/05/2016 As we sit at anchor off Southend waiting to complete our journey to London tomorrow the delivery voyage crew feasted on roast beef and Yorkshire puds followed by fruit crumble and custard before warming up for the JST  Rat Games. JST Rat volley ball was hotly contested and I am […]

May 19, 2016
TNS460 19/05/2016 19th May 2016 Tenacious Blog Well what an eventful 24 hours some of it spent in our very own time zone as we missed 24 hours and are now ahead of the UK. Ben 3rd officer gave a short but controversial talk on time zones including his plan to decimalise time – so […]

May 19, 2016
LNCC1 19/05/2016 The sun rose on a shimmering Swanage Bay for assisted climb day. Laura amazed the whole crew by climbing up with minimal assistance to the platform level, Iain shot up like a scalded rat (more of this later) and Stu, Flip and Carla’s cries of joy (we are confident of this) could be […]

May 18, 2016
LNCC1 18/05/2016 Lord Nelson weighed anchor this morning at Alderney heading across the Channel to Swanage off the Dorset Coast where we will anchor overnight. The Voyage Crew set 5 square sails plus staysails and jib which means we are now totally under sail with no engine assisting. All voyage crew, including the 5 wheelchair […]

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