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August 13, 2014
Maintenance Day 3 It has been a busy few days, preparing for Lord Nelson’s last passage home to the UK. Many hands helped with various tasks, ranging in purpose and difficulty. Some enjoyed a leisurely ride upriver in the Doti and Work Boats, taking them to be checked. Others had the fun of a treasure […]

August 11, 2014
Leaving day yesterday, many goodbyes to be said, we had a delightful crew on STW 28, for a short voyage there were many friendships made and we hope to sail again together soon. The ship has greeted several wonderful volunteers for a few days of essential maintenance before Nellie’s final journey home. The DOTI boats […]

August 9, 2014
Since leaving Louisbourg we have had the privilege of more whales running alongside the boat. Sightings continued off and on during the morning. Shortly after breakfast was happy hour and the crew was lucky enough to once again be able to “sweat” and “tail” some ropes for sail aligning. Also, a handful of people learned […]

August 8, 2014
Louisbourg Cape Breton Nova Scotia After breakfast we prepared to leave our temporary home where we had been made very welcome. Two 18th century French soldiers in their regimental regalia arrived to mark our departure with drum and piccolo. With sails set and our course plotted we headed out to sea. The good folk at […]

August 7, 2014
The voyage crew were all delighted that tropical storm Bertha had forced us to seek shelter in Louisbourg yesterday afternoon. We had drinks on deck before exploring this small town. Some went to the local playhouse for a musical performance. After the performance, a few musicians returned to our bar and those who had not […]

August 6, 2014
The Forward Starboard watch helped set the sails yesterday afternoon. Our 8pm to midnight watch was quiet, with dolphins being seen by some of the watch crew. Happy hour today saw the crew cleaning below decks, with Nazeer working with the Galley team until after lunch. A sail setting talk was held by Rob, where […]

August 5, 2014
Nellie left Halifax yesterday evening, Halifax still celebrating the Buskers’ Festival. Winds were light and seas calm, giving us a peaceful introduction to life at sea as we motored out of the harbour, enjoying occasional views of whales. Calm conditions persisted this morning, ideal conditions for many of us to experience our first mast climb, […]

August 4, 2014
We have all had a lovely few days in Halifax. We have sampled the many bars and ice cream stores and enjoyed the entertainment of the busker’s festival and the NATAL day celebrations today. There were 2 days of open ship where we got to show off Nellie to the locals including visits from past […]

August 2, 2014
Day 7 in the big brother house… oh wait no day 7 in the voyage. Today has been busy with the final leg to Esbjerg, Denmark. The sails were stowed and we headed into port just after lunch. After a few days where the ship has been heeling over a bit it was great to […]

August 1, 2014
It’s 2.00 am and we are making steady progress due south towards Esbjerg in Denmark. It was a busy day yesterday with the usual routines and some handing of sail. Some of the ‘Leadership at Sea’ participants took over watch leader jobs today and did rather well. The weather has generally been kind, though some […]

July 29, 2014
Forward Port Watch Afternoon from Forward Port! We have the afternoon watch – the perfect time for a bit of blog writing! Since joining the ship on Saturday lots has happened on the ship. We’ve had all the briefings and trainings, explored some of Bergen, set and handed sails, been on watches and had Happy […]

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