Lord Nelson Wednesday 5th May 10:15am
We set sail from Jersey yesterday morning at around 11:15am and all was really well for the first couple of hours. We had strong winds and the weather was beautiful. Unfortunately some of us land lubbers ended up feeling a little sea sick so come quiet time at 1:00pm the decks seemed more reminiscent of a hospital sick bay!! This of course means that Jo the ships MP was kept busy making sure we were all alright (what a gem!) Luckily it was just a passing thing and we’re now all feeling ship shape! We sailed until about 4:00am when the wind let us down and we had to relent and turn on the engines to bring us into port. We arrived in port at St Malo and are about to go and enjoy what the town has to offer but not before wolfing down another amazing meal from the ships cook yum!! Voyage and watch photographs have been taken or at least we hope they have, there were a few odd looks from the French as this rabble off loaded from the boat and started standing on benches, I don’t think we can pull that off again!
Well the French town of St Malo is waiting so goodbye for now from all on board the Lord Nelson.
Michelle Preece Fwd Starboard Watch (Team Awesome!)
OSPREY UPDATE -
For all the avid readers of the Ship updates and also for the crew of LN740, it's very good to know that the un-signed on memeber of the crew has survived his experience and will live to fly another day!
Osprey update from Jersey:
· Unable to tell age
· Very weak - the vet thinks that it left South Africa without having
taken on sufficient food which it would need for energy on its journey north.
· The bird is feeding it's self now and is being moved today to a bird
sanctuary on the island until it is back to full strength. This could take a long period of time.
· We are currently trying to source a fresh local supply of salmon
trout. Ospreys will normally eat the high energy parts of a fish e.g. the organs therefore salmon trout fillets won't do so much to build him up!!!
He's in good hands and will continue to receive care until able to fend for
himself and strong enough for a long journey.