As we come to Day 3 in our voyage, the crew are beginning to settle into life at sea with early morning sail changes becoming routine. All sail was handed at 0600 as we turned more northerly, switched on the engines and motored north, into the wind and toward our first port of call, Loch Maddy which is on the west coast of the island North Uist in the Outer Hebridies.
Those that were not on watch during the day took advantage of the little amount of work that was needed to be done and it was a quiet ship that slowly made its way up the west coast of Scotland during the afternoon as the crew relaxed in the lower mess or slept in their bunks.
The scenery is spectacular as we leave the islands of South Uist behind us on our port side.
We hope to drop anchor outside Loch Maddy around 1900 this evening which means that all watches will be split in two as not as many people are needed on watch when we are at anchor.
This is Lord Nelson signing off until tomorrow.
David FWD Port watch
P.S. Hello to everyone in ROSSLYN HOUSE!!!