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January 1, 2014
Day 18 – Nelliesday the 32nd December 2013 No we haven’t all been at sea too long (at least yet)… Yesterday was Tuesday the 31st December 2013, and after crossing the date line last yesterday, tomorrow is Wednesday 1st January 2014. So today is a day just for Nellie – Nelliesday – and what comes […]

December 31, 2013
Wise words from the Captain Thank you for your New Year wishes. Having crossed the dateline yesterday, we have had the unusual situation where we have been the first and will also be the last in the world to celebrate the New Year. Currently we are in a time vortex, and today is actually Sodsday […]

December 31, 2013
Day 17 We have definitely headed in to the wild abyss as weather conditions continue to deteriorate. Keeping to the Aft. Starboard tradition of rain and high winds! The 8pm – midnight watch was very wet, and we are now being true sailors and sailing to wind rather than to course. We managed to keep […]

December 29, 2013
Day 16 A Day at the Races. Chatham Islands Jockey Club, estb 1873, held the first of three one Derby Day meets yesterday 29th December 2013. Fortunately the JST Lord Nelson arrived earlier enough in the morning to allow a good many of the crew to ‘loose their shirts’ at the Races. A warm sunny […]

December 28, 2013
Day 14 Yesterday afternoon personal GPS’ were being monitored for the magic 180*, Halfway round the world. Although in fact we had to wait until 21.00 or thereabouts for the actual moment. As we came on watch at 8pm, the Master ordered the square sails furled and the motor on, this seems to be almost […]

December 28, 2013
Day 15 Report by Stephen of a visit with Barbara and Liz to find the Taikos. One amazing day on Chatham Island: 15km on dirt roads to meet Mike Bell the resident warden at Tuku and his family. Here we transferred to his truck for another ride across sheep pastures to the securely fenced area […]

December 27, 2013
Day 5 – Christmas Eve. For those who weren’t on the morning Watch we awoke to the amazing northern coast of Mallorca heading for the port of Soller, the coast line was like a scene out of Jurassic Park with the cloud topped mountains. The Captain jested over the PA system that if we looked […]

December 27, 2013
Ship’s blog, stardate 2013:12:27 We’ve had a thoroughly varied 24 hours – starting with flat seas inside Hawke Bay, drizzle and cloud down to the ground. There were small vessels and lobster floats looming out of the grey all around us which were invisible on radar due to the scattered echo of the rain, and […]

December 26, 2013
Day 12 Boxing Day Christmas was a celebrated a little differently by many of the crew standing in shirt sleeves sipping a glass of wine. Christmas meal as expected on Lord Nelson was fantastic. After the meal the crew retired to the bar for festive games and fun. Many of the games came from secret […]

December 25, 2013
Day 11 Christmas Day 2013 Christmas greetings from Napier and from the crew of Lord Nelson. The last 24 hours have been full of fun with a huge range of activities taking place all over the ship. First of all she has been decorated with all things festive, you can hardly move for tinsel and […]

December 23, 2013
Tenacious 391 20th – 23rd December 2013 We arrived in Barcelona ready for our exciting Christmas voyage on the 20th of December. All of the voyage crew seemed full of energy, and we were all raring to go and enthusiastic to meet everyone else. We spent the first day in harbour, learning the ropes (literally!) […]

December 23, 2013
Day 9 The last watch ended with one of our young Leader ship@sea members, Meg, acting as watch leader. As the sun set and a beautiful orange moon rose she took on her new duties with a smile! It was a pleasant night watch, with wind force reaching a force 5, and the ship beginning […]

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