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January 21, 2015
LN859 After starboard watch log 21st January 2015 Current status:  Oooooo arraagggh me hearties!  There be a fair wind from the East today and we are not in the doldrums, though there has been many a brown booby sighted off the port bow (they are diving for the flying fish).  We are set fair and […]

January 19, 2015
Here in the Caribbean Sea, the date or day of the week doesn’t matter. Today is the day after our Bajan cultural sojourn and another day at sea. Most people made the most of our stopover in Barbados and were champing at the bit to be let loose after breakfast yesterday. As soon as we […]

January 18, 2015
Day 10. A peaceful night sailing slowly south towards Gran Canaria. We saw two ships, and Rattler lost his hat while up on the yard, to the cheers of all the crew. Another starry starry night, our last at sea, so we took advantage of Aline’s fantastic knowledge of the constellations for a short star […]

January 17, 2015
Well another day under sail on the high seas. Wind is force 5/6 with a good high swell, plenty of pitching ,yawing and rolling, exciting time trying to have a shower, the soap makes things a bit slippy !!! Went aloft to the crow’s nest and spied a pair of dolphins which danced around the […]

January 16, 2015
Hello everyone from the sunny Caribbean. The sea is blue and the sky is clear. Wind is just right for sailing – not too bumpy. We left Antigua 2 days ago and sailed down the west coast of Guadaloupe. Last night, we had plenty of sail handling practice under a beautiful starry sky. This morning, […]

January 15, 2015
LN859 Antigua – Antigua We are currently losing sight of Antigua as we sail on our way to Barbados.   We have square sails and fore and afters set, the sun is shining and we are beating to windward past Monserrat towards Guadeloupe in a force 4 breeze and a very pleasant temperature of 27 degrees. […]

January 14, 2015
On Wednesday a coachload of us crew went on a fabulous guided tour of the west of the island of Madera. Our guide Christina had excellent English, our driver Limon, none! We drove briefly up through the fine city of Funchal, up the hill through the smarter suburbs, past the spectacular Reid’s Palace Hotel, where […]

January 13, 2015
Well the voyage started in sunny Gran Canaria with temperatures well into their 20’s. Our pale white winter complexion slowly turned into a tan which the celebrities pay for! The voyage started with the normal safety training and evacuation drills… just in case. Then it was time to set sail and head north to Madeira. […]

January 12, 2015
Hi! I’m Anita, and a Tenacious virgin. My first voyage on a tall ship, and it’s day 2 on our passage from Gran Canaria to Madeira. We’ve been under sail alone for the past 24 hours on an NNW course, and are now about 60 miles from Funchal in a steady force 2. There are […]

January 8, 2015
In the idyllic setting of English Harbour, maintenance has been steadily on-going. The weather has been hot and sunny, with occasional tropical downpours. Despite a small work-force of just 15, consisting of the Permanent Crew and a few volunteer crew, many different and varied tasks have been tackled. For instance, today, Rob the Bosun, was […]

January 4, 2015
Today the wind has dropped and we have set sail once again. After lunch we spotted dolphins who not only swam alongside but also accompanied us at the bow of the ship. This afternoon while keeping watch on the aft. Starboard side we spotted a turtle. The wildlife in this area is superb.

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