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November 28, 2014
28th November was the day that we finally left Cadiz having found out that the weather down Casablanca way was too awful for us to go there and anchor. So we are off directly to the Canaries! With the help of our friendly pilot, Captain Simon made a brilliant stage exit with the sun breaking […]

November 27, 2014
TNS 424 Day 3 Cadiz With our unexpected extra day a group of us took the train to Jerez, and walked past orange trees and through cobbled streets to see the Andalusian riding school and their dancing horses and caballeros. We poked our noses into the saddlery afterwards, where there was gorgeous leather tackle being […]

November 26, 2014
It was a warm and sunny morning alongside in Cadiz. A lovely central berth a short walk from the town centre and a maze of interesting streets. The voyage crew spent the morning sail training and going aloft. A real highlight and possibly a record was Terry Glenn, an intrepid 91 year old American, who […]

November 24, 2014
Hi from the forward port watch, the sun still shines and graces us with a change from our normal climes ,the wind is behind us and we are making good progress towards Cape Verdi. John and Bjorn have just spotted our first sign of life, a yacht travelling in the opposite direction, he will have […]

November 23, 2014
Today we woke to lovely sunshine, this brought a lot of the crew up to the deck to sunbathe. Today’s smoko was enjoyed by all the crew as it involved fresh watermelon and left over brownies from yesterday, these both went down very well. After smoko there was shout of “dolphins on the port side” […]

November 22, 2014
Woke up to beautiful sunny skies this morning. Finally, we feel we are getting the weather we signed up for! The ship has also stabilised out, so most of us now feel back to normal and there are distinctly fewer crew members running for the ship’s side rails!! We are now nearly half way to […]

November 22, 2014
Chipp’s the Engineer says ‘Silence is golden’ Aft Port Watch got a bit of a lie in, except Eula on mess duty, which, incidentally, she enjoyed immensely, having done the first watch on day 5. This morning we were awoken for breakfast then on to happy hour  and Aft port were below for cleaning duties. […]

November 21, 2014
Still fuelled by a fantastic sticky toffee pudding from dinner, the middle watch enjoyed a beautiful night beneath shooting stars. The morning watch had their own interesting encounter, as the motor-less tall ship, Tres Hombre, sailed slowly passed. After breakfast and the morning watch meeting, the voyage crew were given a tutorial on basic knots […]

November 21, 2014
Already lost track of how many days we have been at sea for… With 591 miles to go, everyone seems to finally be getting their sea-legs after feeding the fish on several occasions. Jo still has his eyes peeled for pirate ships and is getting more and more prepared for sword fights as each day […]

November 20, 2014
Yesterday’s wish was fulfilled…we’ve had a wonderful display of dolphins under the bow. Running around and under the ship for over an hour. The last 24 hours have been pretty good. We’ve put sail up and we’ve taken it down again. And then put it up again….all good fun. Just about everyone now has their […]

November 20, 2014
Underway just south of the Canary Islands and making excellent progress under sail with a strong NW breeze guiding us southward. We left Las Palmas shortly after breakfast yesterday and it was something of a baptism of fire for crew members unused to the violent motion of the vessel in rough weather. We battled our […]

November 19, 2014
Day 3 Tuesday 18th we were in La Coruna, where we stayed aboard the ship learning how to set the sails, and put all the lines in order. After a smashing fish pie for dinner and chocolate mousse for pudding it was time for our watch leaders  to  take us ashore.  All the ducklings followed […]

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