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July 24, 2014
Yesterday’s usual routines were enlivened by a game of Sea Cricket on the port deck with a handmade bat and a ball made of rags and duct tape attached to a long string. Team Australia scored 39 ½ and Team West Indies scored a whopping 53. Later Captain Barbara announced a schedule change – due […]

July 23, 2014
3.30 In the afternoon we are steering due north heading for Lunenburg. This morning we set all the sails (including the spanker) and launched the doti boat for some full length photos of the ship in all her glory! Last night saw this young sailor lead his first full day as a watch leader through […]

July 23, 2014
Hi from FS on midnight anchor watch for our last night at sea before an early morning motor into Bergen tomorrow. There is a beautiful pink & purple sky over silhouetted mountains & it is still light enough to read a book by! We were at anchor in a little bay in Kobbeleia (a sound […]

July 22, 2014
Despite all the activities conspiring to keep us in Bermuda longer, an obviously awful potential scenario, we set sail early in the afternoon. The sea was flat and calm with virtually no wind so we had to try and motor! We woke up to a cloudy sky for the first time; however, it did bring […]

July 21, 2014
The morning was busy with refuelling the ship and hosting a visit from the Acting Governor of Bermuda, the Mayor of St George’s and some members of the East End Mini Yacht Club. Then we prepared the ship ready for our departure. However, we got delayed in a sort of Bermuda Triangle. A small area […]

July 21, 2014
On a glorious afternoon, we anchored in a beautiful sound off Kvaloya. Around us were many islands, large and small, and we were close to a fish farm. Modernity intruded in the form of a small airport nearby, reportedly a destination for Easyjet! Apart from that, the setting was idyllic. The evening’s highlight was a […]

July 20, 2014
Forward Starboard had the lovely 8-midnight watch again last night. There was very little traffic so the majority of the watch grabbed the bag of ropes and eagerly started learning and practising our knots. The hours passed quickly between knot tying, lookout and helming in balmy warm conditions. Shortly before midnight Captain Simon decided we […]

July 20, 2014
Today was our principal shore day here in St George, the charming old capital of Bermuda. It’s just as hot here as in the Caribbean and today was sweltering. Many of the crew headed for Tobacco Bay, a half mile walk over the hill, for a swim in the clear turquoise water. In the afternoon […]

July 19, 2014
After 6 days at sea we were very glad to see land ie Bermuda during the morning Once again fwd port were the on duty watch during the approach and taking the ship to mooring so we had a very busy time laying out mooring lines and all the other bits and pieces that need […]

July 19, 2014
This morning started as yet another lovely day, with whispered rumours of setting sails with easterly winds blowing. After a successful morning of assisted climbs followed by a much needed smoko it soon became evident that Claire, the CA, had melted more chocolate than was needed for the millionaires’ shortbread and was trying desperately to […]

July 18, 2014
Since yesterday afternoon a lot of things have been happening, even though we have been anchored overnight. By 1700 we had anchored amongst the beautiful landscape of rocks and highlands south of Mandel. After handling the sails to settle in for the night we were ready for yet another marvellous dinner. During that time everything […]

July 18, 2014
We got up to a beautiful sunny day and another busy day at sea. Happy hour (cleaning) and watch. At the time of writing the temperature is 29.4oC and we have sailed 3,300 miles and currently our speed is six miles an hour. We are scheduled to arrive in Bermuda tomorrow afternoon. We have not […]

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