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September 4, 2015
LN878 04/09/15 A quick update! We are motoring towards our berth at Great Yarmouth, with the pilot on board and the fenders ready! The lines men are ahead of us in the Dotti boat, and we are being waved at from the river sides. Holland was a great success, with amazing seafood lunch venues close […]

September 3, 2015
LN878 03/09/15 Hello from Lord Nelson, alongside in Scheveningen ….easy for you to say!…a seaside town at the entrance to the Hague. This is a roundabout way for Voyagers on LN878 to get from Canary Wharf to Great Yarmouth. We welcomed the new Voyage crew aboard on Sunday30th, in unsettled showery weather. They were soon in […]

September 2, 2015
We’re delighted to be taking part in the unique ‘Fly A Flag’ tribute in celebration of Commonwealth Day on 14th March 2016. The special event will herald this amazing and influential family of nations across continents, and we’re honoured to be involved. A member of the crew on-board each of our tall ships will raise […]

August 30, 2015
30/08/15 TNS448 Having left Dartmouth at 1900 last night we turned East and travelled on a calm sea in light winds that were almost completely against us. By morning we were well on the way and it was decided that we would sail around the South of the Isle of Wight. Callum proved his worth […]

August 29, 2015
29/08/15 TNS448 The air display the previous evening treated us to sights of exciting machines – Spitfire, Hurricane, Swordfish, Red Arrows, stunt ‘planes, as well as [possibly] a Zero and a brilliant close up demonstration of A/S rescue by a Sea King. Some of the younger crew are commendably well-informed about vintage ‘planes – yay […]

August 28, 2015
TNS448 28/08/15 Today we moored in Dartmouth very close to HMS Monmouth which was moored for the regatta. A large portion of the voyage crew went into Dartmouth to sample the shops and regatta ambience. We look forward to the red arrows flypast later today and will probably stay moored to our buoy for much […]

August 27, 2015
27/08/15 TNS448 Sea sickness was still at its peak; with several crew members unable to get out of their bunks.. After a full recovery it as all hands to the deck to finally set the sails. Despite it being hard work singing and the thought of food got everyone through. As the sails went up […]

August 26, 2015
TNS448 26/08/15 The day began with a delicious breakfast which lightened everyone’s mood. This was ironically followed by ‘Happy Hour’ where all the crew cleaned the ship, occasionally being attacked by mops! Following this, we were at last given the news that we would finally be leaving Poole at half past one that afternoon. While […]

August 24, 2015
24/08/15 TNS448 RAIN! All voyage crew arrived, some later than others. Surprisingly the amount of young people was very high compared to normal. After everyone was settled in, we had a briefing from the Captain & permanent crew where we learnt things from how to survive to how much water the ship carried. Now we […]

August 21, 2015
LN876 21/08/15 The Ballad of LN 876 Auld Nellie lies over the ocean Auld Nellie lies over the sea Auld Nellie lies over the ocean O bring back Auld Nellie to me. Bring back, bring back, O bring back Auld Nellie to me, to me Bring back, bring back, O bring back Auld Nellie to […]

August 19, 2015
TNS447 19/08/15 Leaving Cherbourg port, we were surprised by dolphins playing in the wake at the front of the ship. Captain ordered to set all sails and we set off on our course to Poole. During the day, the Leadership at Sea group planned and successfully constructed a ship log (which measures the speed of […]

August 18, 2015
18/08/15 TNS447 Sailing from anchorage off the IoW on a calm sea with light wind we had a smooth night passage. Waking to the sight of France approaching. Soon the Pilot boat came to meet us and we made our way into Cherbourg; not to a commercial birth, way out of town, rather a birth […]

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