Tag Archive | Sailing

Reflection on a whole year of blogging

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It has now been a whole year since I began blogging.  In fact just over a year. Where has that year gone?  Time certainly flies as you get older! Continue reading

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MY TALL SHIPS RACE JOURNAL DAY 5 – (08/07/2015) – Sunshine, starfish, St Kilda, and falling over!

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Hello readers, only yesterday I said I could no longer write my journal because of sea sickness, yet here I am with Day 5.  A miracle you may ask?  Sea sickness cured over night – I wish!  Just the age of modern technology, I found the voice recorder on my mobile phone, so the journal continues with no breaks. Continue reading

MY TALL SHIPS RACE JOURNAL DAY 4 – (07/07/2015) – Sea sickness, Christmas songs, disturbed dinners, and killer whales disguised as ducks!

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It was very wet on watch last night!  We were on the 8 pm to midnight watch and it never stopped raining once!  It is becoming a very bumpy ride with the ship rolling, pitching, swaying and heaving through the sea, doing about 11 knots at one point!  Not great for sea sick tummies and it doesn’t help that Lord Nelson seems to have a strange motion to her movement as well.  Before going on watch I got myself feeling really sea sick when I was below deck because of the motion of the ship. Continue reading

MY TALL SHIPS RACE JOURNAL DAY 3 – (06/07/2015) – Rocky the stowaway, the beautiful North Coast, let the race begin, and the Guinness supplies have been located!

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I had a great night’s sleep last night, managed to sleep like a baby.  Then I always do on a tall ship!  I am so glad I have not lost that ability.  I was a little concerned that with the noise of the ship and being in constant pain anyway, that I would not be able to get to sleep.  I am so pleased that I could and maybe I will get some rest on this voyage after all.  Continue reading

MY TALL SHIPS RACE JOURNAL DAY 2 – (05/07/2015) – Awake before the wake up call, finding footrests everywhere, and our first sails are set

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Luckily hubby and I were not needed on watch last night which meant that after the fireworks we were able to settle down for a first full night’s sleep on board.  Thanks go out to the watch members who did have to get up for harbour watch between 4 am and 8 am.   Continue reading