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May 21, 2017
Day 19 With a brisk wind coming from the snow covered peaks of the mountains, the afternoon watch was graced with the sight of two sea lions playing in the waves off the Port side. Soon afterwards, as the wind and waves picked up a little, a pod of Common Dolphins came to play in […]

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 11, 2017
Forward starboard blog 10th-11th May 2017 Aboard the Lord Nelson, after a quiet morning shift in the sunshine and a glorious antipasti style lunch out on deck, it was finally time to hoist the sails (despite the lack of wind!). We were living in keen anticipation of the wind increasing late in the day. 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 […]

On Saturday 20th May, one of our regular supporters Joyce Crockford – or ‘Joyce the Intrepid’ as some of you will know her as – is holding a fundraising event at Brookside Church in Reading. In aid of the JST, there will be an afternoon full of music and entertainment – and all are welcome […]

In the beautiful gardens of The Old Rectory in Wickham, the JST’s Meon Valley branch are holding a fundraising event on Sunday 11th June 2017. There’ll be live music from Aurora Chanson and Neville’s Duo. Tickets are £15, or £5 for Children under 12 – plus free parking. You’ll need to buy tickets in advance […]

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, […]

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