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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 […]

July 28, 2014
We were up early for a quick bacon sarnie before boarding the coach for Lunenburg. Thick fog this morning with visibility about 50 meters all day. The coach stopped first to let us see the near completed Bluenose II. We were not allowed aboard but the crew stood at the rail to explain to us […]

July 27, 2014
Day 2 Midnight on the first night at sea, we are making our way out to the start line. It’s very calm so we are hoping for a little more in the way of wind. Ominous lightning strikes in the distant skies. Bergen was very exciting with a wonderful party atmosphere and an amazing fleet […]

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